“Bible translation and Scripture engagement play a role in liberating a people to understand their value, role, and destiny according to the Word of God and to embrace it to glorify God, to transform nations and make disciples.”
In this article, written in French, Bettina Gottschlich-Modibale describes an unexpected voyage of discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeking to build bridges between the translation of the Bible and everyday life.
Seeing that there was often a disconnect between Bible translation in local languages and people’s lives, she describes how Scripture engagement and discipleship are bridging the gap. Four initiatives are presented:
(1) The Transformation Series, BELT, of Youth With A Mission
(2) A discipleship guide: “May Your Kingdom Come”
(3) God’s Story – Our Story
(4) Planning Bible translation programmes together with churches.