Faith Comes By Hearing Programme
The Faith Comes By Hearing is a Programme being developed for groups of people in defined catchment areas around Zambia. Among these defined communities are Cheshire homes, Churches, Orphanages, Learning Institutions, Hospitals and Prison communities in Zambia. The programme seeks to transform the lives of the people through engagement with the Word of God.
The implementation of this programme will in the long run result in many people from all walks of life engaging in the Word of God, giving their lives to Christ, a change in behaviour and transformed communities both physically and spiritually where the programme is being implemented.
Finally, the programme will in the long run lead to the growth of the Church in Zambia.
Nyanja New Testament Translation
The goal of the Nyanja Translation project is to provide the speakers of Nyanja a Bible that will be easy to read by all the people from all walks of life. The translation of the Bible into Nyanja is born from a realisation that the majority of the Nyanja speakers have challenges in appreciating the Chewa language that has changed and the modern speakers of the language find it very difficult to read the old Chewa Bible. Additionally, the orthography which was used during the translation of the Bible has also undergone a revision. The intended audience include the modern speakers of the Language (both adult and young). The New Testament translation will be completed with the publishing and dedication by the end of 2021.
Tumbuka New Testament Revision
The goal for revising the Tumbuka New Testament Revision and Publishing Bible project is to provide Tumbuka speakers with a Bible that will be easy to read by all the people from all walks of life. Tumbuka is a Bantu language spoken in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. In Zambia, the language is called Chitumbuka, while its speakers are called Tumbuka people. The total number of speakers including all the closest dialects is 367,188. In Zambia, Tumbuka speakers live in the Eastern Part of the Country. The language is actively used by all ages in churches and in homes as a medium of instruction. The project will be completed by the end of 2021.
Luvale Bible – New Translation
The goal of this project is to revise the whole Luvale Old Testament. The revision of the Old Testament & Deutrocanonical books will start in 2020 with completion and publishing of the complete Bible in 2027. The New Testament was published on 1 June 2019.
Kaonde New Testament Revision
The goal of the Kaonde New Testament Revision and Publishing project is to provide Kaonde speakers with a Bible that will be easy to read by all the people from all walks of life. The language is actively used by people of all ages in the media, churches, Schools and in homes as a medium of instruction. Kaonde is one of the seven (7) Zambian languages that are used in the media and in the education system of Zambia as a subject. The total number of speakers in Zambia alone is more than 210,900. In Zambia, Kaonde speakers overwhelmingly live in the North Western and parts of the central region of Zambia. The translation will be completed by the end of 2019 with publishing in 2020.