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Bible Translated into Oriya, Orissa’s Main Language

February 8th, 2013 Comments off
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Because of the work of GFA missionaries, the people of Orissa now have a Bible in their own language.

Christians all across Orissa, India, recently praised the Lord for providing His Word in their native language. Gospel for Asia missionaries worked for six years translating the entire Bible into Oriya, Orissa’s official language.

“Many of us spent a lot of time praying for this translation,” one missionary shared. “We once again acknowledge God’s mighty hand behind this work.”

It is the missionaries’ passion to get a Bible into the hands of every person in the state who seeks to know more about Christ. The believers are especially excited to have a deeper understanding of the Lord’s plan for them, because now they will be able to read God’s Word in a language they understand.

Although Oriya is the most common language in the state, several other dialects are frequently spoken. GFA missionaries are now working to translate the Bible into Najug, another local language, to reach a different subset of the population.

The missionaries request prayer that the Lord will help them reach every area of the state with the Word of God. They also ask for prayer that the translation of other Orissa dialects would go quickly so that more may read of Christ’s love for them.

 

This article was originally published by Gospel for Asia. To learn more about Gospel for Asia, click here.

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