Bible Translation: The Word of God

Yesterday, I posted about the great care and prayerful scholarly work that goes into Bible translation. It is very easy for us in the West to under-appreciate that we actually have the Word of God in our own language. I was reminded again about the wonderful blessing that the Scriptures are to us when watching the following video. In March of 2010, the Kimyal Tribe (located in the Eastern Highlands of West Papua, Indonesia) received the New Testament in their language for the first time. The Kimyals were first exposed to the Gospel in 1963 by missionaries Phil & Phyliss Masters. Phil was martyred in 1968 when he and fellow missionary Stan Dale were killed and cannibalized by a nearby tribe.

Give yourself 10 minutes to watch this video.

“Our hearts are no longer heavy, they are light!”

HT: JT, kimyaltribe.com

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