Monday, February 20, 2012

Who are the Vidunda?

OneVerse is a program of the Seed Company (TSC), part of the Wycliffe family of organizations, that gives you the opportunity to be directly involved in Bible translation.  They support translation projects that are being facilitated by native speakers and nationals in the country they are working.  TSC comes along side a project and provides training, computer equipment, office supplies, and the living expenses for the translators family.

The OneVerse Bloggers are working together to sponsor the Vidunda project in Tanzania.  More than 60% of the Vidunda people consider themselves Christian.  However many of them still hang amulets on their children to protect them from evil spirits and curses. Because they have been hearing Scripture in a language foreign to them, most Vidunda people have little idea what is actually teaches.
Damas and Kiliani, Vidunda translators
The work of Bible translation is long and intense, as the translators work word by word,  verse by verse, to accurately produce a translation that will be used by the language community.  For $26 you can sponsor one verse of scripture.   Imagine being responsible for Matthew 14:14 You would be responsible for them learning that Jesus has the power to heal!

"When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick."

You can get involved by clicking the button at the top of the left sidebar or below to sign up as a partner.  OneVerse at a time the Vidunda will get their New Testament, join us in being a part of it.  

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