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It is difficult to share the life-changing words of Christ with people when they do not have a Bible in the language they speak every day.
John-Mark and Sara Sheppard are SIM mission workers in northern Liberia. Since 2013, they have lived among the Manya people, who are predominantly Muslim, with the goal of giving them the message of the gospel in the language of their heart. Over the course of the Sheppard’s most recent term they achieved a milestone in this undertaking – completion of the translation of the New Testament into the Manya language. Now, for the first time, nearly 200,000 Manya people in Northern Liberia and southeast Guinea have a New Testament Bible in their language. The Gospel has come to the Manya people.
Completing the Manya New Testament is a major achievement, but much more work remains. Even during home assignments, John-Mark meets remotely with a translator to draft portions of the Old Testament. Initially, they are creating a series of Manya language Bible story books and recordings that convey the message of God’s love and redemption, from creation to Christ. The recordings are already broadcast over ELWA radio in Monrovia.