Of the many tribes of people living in mountain villages of the Philippines, the Kalanguya tribe of more than 50,000
had never been exposed to the Christian Gospel until the mid 1960’s when missionary families began living among them. Our family moved to a Kalanguya village in 1967 under New Tribes Mission, now called ETHNOS360. We had two small children, Dan, age 3 and Kim, age 1. Our communication with the people was limited as the Kalanguya had their own distinct language and culture and also no written language at that time.
Medical work and teaching literacy along with language and culture studies were bridges of trust to gain the right to speak to the spiritual need in the lives of the Kalanguya. Curious and eager for me to teach them in their own language about the creator God and His purpose for them as His creation, many Kalanguya exercised faith in the Christian Gospel which set them free from a life of fear resulting from their spirit world beliefs.
During the years of teaching and training the Kalanguya believers to carry the Gospel to other villages, the New Testament and some Old Testament portions were translated and printed along with commentaries and teaching curriculum for the teachers and leaders of the now 30 Kalanguya churches.
After we completed the revision and reprinting of the Kalanguya New Testament, Kalanguya mother tongue translators were equipped to continue to translate the entire Old Testament. Working together with us, as their translation consultants, the Old Testament was completed and checked earlier this year. Now the entire Bible is being prepared with footnotes and cross-references for printing in 2018.
Your gifts will enable the Kalanguya Christians to have the ENTIRE Bible printed for the FIRST time in the Kalanguya language. THANK YOU for considering giving to this project!
The cost to print the entire Bible for the Kalanguya Christian Churches, in the Kalanguya language, will exceed $100,000
, however, this project has been initiated to help defray those costs and jumpstart this enormous endeavor.
For a tax-deductible receipt, please consider giving generously through this link: KALANGUYA BIBLE