New and Easy Indonesian Translation in Final Stage

( [email protected] ) Oct 07, 2003 09:52 AM EDT

Indonesia -- The World Bible Translation Center enter its final stage of an outreach project to this highly Muslim nation.

"Our Indonesian translation team has completed our translation of the Indonesian New Testament. It's been sent to Indonesia for printing. Our first-run printing will be 25-hundred copies and those copies will all go to Indonesian church leaders," said WBTC’s Roger Massey.

According to Massey, a second-run printing for 50-thousand copies is earmarked for Jakarta.

Leaders hope this new easy to understand translation will help new believers and nonbelievers like.

However, Massey added, as much as there is a need for bible, there is a need for prayers. "First of all, just a hedge of protection around those Christians who live in high-risk areas;” said Massey. “[pray] for those who live out their faith and, [thirdly], just that the examples of their lives that they live in front of unbelievers would be reason enough for people to turn to the son of God."