A New Testament recording project in Cameroon encourages a project leader.

By March 20, 2006

Cameroon (MNN)–Because of the illiteracy rate in parts of Cameroon, one of the more effective ways to evangelize is by using audio Scriptures.

In the case of the Bafut, oral tradition traces the people’s dynastic origins back. The language is spoken by roughly 50,000, according to several sources. And in speaking their story, they preserve their history and culture.

That’s why it’s even more important to reach the people group in a manner that is effective via audio recordings. Wycliffe Bible Translators has a team in place recording the New Testament in Bafut.

Wycliffe’s Ruth Hubbard says the leader of that project, Joseph Mfonyam, saw, firsthand, the impact of Scripture on people. “He expressed the fact that some of the readers who were chosen were not necessarily excellent readers. They were people who he, himself, wouldn’t have chosen, but found himself moved when he saw how they had changed as a result of being involved in the reading.”

Hubbard says Mfonyam grew more excited as he saw the readers taking ownership of the project message. “God used these men in their weakness and made them experience his grace. They were simple people who would have never, in and of themselves, been capable of making a significant contribution, but because of God’s Word and the transformation of that, they have made that contribution.”

If you’d like to help, go to: http://www.wycliffe.org.

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