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Chichewa New Testament

06 July 2018  
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Chichewa, the most widely known language of Malawi, is spoken chiefly in its central and southern regions. It is also spoken in parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe, in addition to being one of the seven official African languages of Zambia, where it is spoken mostly in the Eastern Province.

The Society has been working together with the Free Grace Evangelistic Association (FGEA) for the past three years to prepare a new edition of the Chichewa New Testament with primary reference to the Authorised (King James) Version. Currently, the majority of the draft text has been checked through a second time, with just a small portion awaiting expert review by a native Chichewa speaker.

It is currently our aim to publish the New Testament by September 2019, if the Lord will. We would therefore appreciate prayer for the closing stages of the New Testament phase of the project. Please particularly remember the main translator, a Pastor living in Malawi, and also the main reviewer who is a Minister of the Gospel currently training in the USA. Please pray that both might be granted health and strength to conclude their work on the Chichewa New Testament.


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