Church-Centric Bible Translation Completes Sudanese Arabic Open Bible Stories

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Sudan loses political progress, but the Gospel makes significant strides forward.

Security forces killed a protestor in Khartoum last week as he demonstrated against military rule, bringing the total number of civilian deaths since October’s coup to 102. Widespread hunger further compounds public frustration with leadership.

Junta and civilian bloc leaders remain at loggerheads. The United States and Saudi Arabia brokered talks earlier this month, but the outcome remains unclear. Generals loyal to the ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir recently found themselves in “influential” positions, BBC News reports, raising concern about a comeback.

Meanwhile, a Church-Centric Bible Translation team celebrates progress. “They finished the Sudanese Arabic Open Bible Stories,” unfoldingWord CEO David Reeves says.

“It’s the ‘meta narrative’. An Old Testament/New Testament survey [in] 50 key Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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