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Wycliffe Ethiopia launched a Faith Comes By Hearing program (FCBH) at Fiche Prison (120 km away from Addis)
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Pintar Achula (in the brown jacket) is from the Opo people group. He came to Wycliffe Ethiopia for the Bible translation workshop last August, and we asked him to tell us about his conversion testimony.
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Wycliffe Ethiopia highly values the Bible Translation consultant service. Therefore any translation team who is partnering with Wycliffe Ethiopia must arrange for a consultant well ahead of time and needs to discuss with the consultant which services are needed. Back translations have to be prepared for the consultant in advance.
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Why Wycliffe Ethiopia
20million evangelical members and the rest of other Christian groups like the EOC and RCC should get ready for claiming the Mission of Bible translation.
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WHAT IS SCRIPTURE ENGAGEMENT?
Scripture Engagement (SE) is meant to engage people with the Word of God and help them to live out the Scripture. Wycliffe Ethiopia Bible Translation Association (WEBTA) does not only make available the Scripture translated in people’s Mother tongue but it makes sure that the language society uses it for the transformation of their lives.
What is the use of translating the Scripture if it is not used for bringing life change?
The goal of Scripture Engagement department is to obtain transformational discipleship and spiritual growth by providing the church and individuals (in Ethiopia and beyond) with key resources and strategies of SE. As Jesus said; “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32, NLT) transformed disciple is one who knows God’s word and remains faithful to it. For the word of God is alive and active (Heb. 4:12, NLT) it will change, challenge and transform our lives.
Oral Bible Storytelling
Bible Storytelling is an oral method of engaging with the Scripture. It is an entry point for bringing God’s truth to people who are illiterate or prefer to hear or to people who have oral culture to communicate. It can also be used for people without written Scripture.
Faith comes by hearing
Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) is a Bible listening and engagement program based on Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ” (Rom. 10:17, NLT).
Open bible stories
Open Bible Stories consists of 50 selected stories of the Bible, from Creation to Revelation, for evangelism and discipleship in text, audio and video form in any languages as an open licensed tool.
Trauma Healing equips local churches to care for people with deep emotional and spiritual wounds of hearts caused by war, domestic violence, natural disasters and other traumatic events.
bible study material production. Bible Study Material Production program prepares materials in mother tongues to help the language society to read and understand the Bible best.
Animated cartoon bible stories
Animated Cartoon Bible Stories provides the stories of the Bible in an animated cartoon characters for children.
Sunday school teachers training
Giving training for Sunday school teachers to teach the message of the Bible to children attractively.
Print on demand
POD is a flexible, high-speed, digital printing system that helps put Scriptures directly into the hands of people living in spiritual darkness.