South Asia (TSC/MNN)
— The Seed Company is a step closer to the lofty goal of providing almost 36
million Malayalam speakers in South Asia with the entire Bible.
Although a current translation exists which was completed in the last 100 years, local leaders and believers say its archaic
language and style are inadequate for today's readers and future generations.
25-40% percent of the
Malayalam are Christians. But between the antiquated language in their current
translation and a growing openness to the Gospel, believers in South Asia desperately
need a compelling translation of God's Word.
The Seed Company
hopes to be a continued part of providing Scriptures in print, audio and visual
formats so they can present the love of Jesus in more creative ways. This is the initial joint-partnership
with a key local Bible translation organization. Malayalam translators will
finish the remaining 12 New Testament books within two years, resulting in a
Pray for Rev.
George, the translator who's been working on this project for over three years. Ask for God's wisdom and insight for the
consultant who's checking the final five books. Pray for Malayalam churches and leadership as
they prepare believers to use this new translation.