Stage One Complete!
Today, 20 December 2013, as of pretty much just now (about 10:45am CAT), the Nsenga Bible Translation Project has finished their rough draft of the entire New Testament!
This is a HUGE milestone, one for which the translators deserve a hearty “well done!” and for which God deserves all the glory.
We’ve been working towards this goal daily for the past 18 months, and preparations for the work started long before that. It’s also important to remember that in many ways, drafting is the easy part – the long, difficult, exacting, time-consuming, patience-testing process of editing the text into its final, universally-acceptable form will take a lot more time, energy, and prayers.
But we still wanted to celebrate with you in the reaching of this milestone on the day before we close the office for Christmas holiday. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Rejoice with us in the reaching of this goal. Commit this project into God’s hands for 2014, and the results of our work to the Holy Spirit for many many years to come.
Merry Christmas from the (very happy and a bit tired) Nsenga Bible Translation Project!
Overall Projection Completion: 80%
Stage 1: 100% / 7959 verses (first draft)
Stage 2: 45% / 3420 verses (internal review)
Stage 3: 45% / 3420 verses (external review)
Stage 4: 8% / 678 verses (final checks and printing)