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Words from the President
Posted On: 07/16/2012|Posted By: TWFTW
The dedication of a first time translation of Scripture is a joyous occasion. It is a climactic step in a long and arduous process. And it is that wonderful moment when a nation receives the Word of God in their own language for the first time.
We celebrated the dedication of first time translations of the New Testament with the Gamo, Gofa and Dawro people in Ethiopia in June. We shared their joy as they praised God for the gift of his Word in their own language. Some were moved to tears, overcome by the magnitude of the moment.
We also wept – tears of gratitude and joy for the great privilege of being involved in this wonderful work; tears of gratitude for everyone who works together in some way to complete the work. And we rejoiced, because we believe in the power of the Word of God to transform the lives of people and nations for the glory of God.
Now we all pray that the people will truly engage with the Word of God and that translation of the Old Testament will follow speedily.