Please wait while we process your donation.

GiveSendGo.com is FREE, we do not charge to use our site. Give now to help Swahili Bible Project


Campaign Creator Avatar
Campaign Created by:
Second Adam Publishing Westminster , MD Follow

$2,265 of $2,000

113 % Complete 9 donation(s)
16

Swahili Bible Project

In the region of East Africa which covers countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and others, there are approximately 150 million who speak and read Swahili[1]. While many in these regions are multilingual, meaning people speak English, Swahili, and a mother tongue, in written form, reading comprehension of Swahili exceeds English.[2]

Swahili Bible translations do exist, mostly as digital or downloadable e-books. However, this option is not viable in areas with low smartphone use (many ebooks are not downloadable on the majority of phones in use in these areas), even if there is internet availability. Print options can be rather expensive. A missionary heading to Kenya from the US could pay $80 to $200 for a single print copy to bring with them.

The Swahili Bible Project is designed to create an affordable Swahili Bible intended for outreach evangelism and missions. We will create a lightweight paperback New Testament version specifically for economic reasons so that it can be readily distributed as part of church ministry and evangelism.

We believe that by making the Swahili New Testament affordable to Swahili speakers, we will open the doors to the knowledge of Christ and salvation through faith and repentance. Help us bring this to reality with your support.

Project Current Status:

To date, the translation work is 99% percent. Funds are needed to continue the layout, formatting, and design work to bring to production. The expectation with support is to have the product available by Spring of 2017.
Special Thanks:
We would like to thank PME Media of Kenya for the video soundtrack. 

All images, text, and music that is included in the Swahili Bible Project promotional video is by permission and carries certain copyrights. 


[1] N., Karanja, Peter (2012). "Kiswahili Dialects Endangered: The Case of Kiamu and Kimvita". International Journal of Humanities and Social Science: 95–117.
[2] “We found that reading comprehension percentage scores were higher in Kiswahili than in English,” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9817.12052/pdf

 

Marilyn Apsey

2017-11-05 12:21:49

Praying for the people of this project in the production, delivering and receiving of the good news of salvation!

Update #1
January 2, 2017, 7:01 pm

Latest updated Swahili Bible Project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsNaCdDmmKI

Update #2
December 27, 2016, 7:26 pm

Below is a link to a recent article from the Gospel Coalition illustrating the need for solid biblical teaching in Kenya. This is one of the geographical areas we will reach with this project.


https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/african-pastors-saying-no-to-prosperity-theology
 

Read Latest Update

Campaign Creator Avatar
Campaign Created by:
Second Adam Publishing Westminster , MD Follow

$2,265 of $2,000

113 % Complete 9 donation(s)
16

Recent Donations

$200

Marilyn Apsey

596 day(s) ago

Praying for the people of this project in the production, delivering and receiving of the good news of salvation!

$260

Anonymous Donor

845 day(s) ago


$50

Nelson Miles

848 day(s) ago


$500

Anonymous Donor

855 day(s) ago


$200

Anonymous Donor

864 day(s) ago


$600

Anonymous Donor

864 day(s) ago


$150

Anonymous Donor

898 day(s) ago


$300

901 day(s) ago


$5

Anonymous Donor

912 day(s) ago



Let's Create Your Fundraising Website!

Create your own page and start accepting online donations.
START FOR FREE

The Leader In Christian Fundraising

Worldwide leader

GiveSendGo is trusted around the world for its simple, reliable fundraising platform.

Simple setup

Personalize, share and start collecting money in just minutes.

0% Platform Fee

Keep more of the money you raise with our no fee platform. Watching you raise money makes us happy.

Share Hope

Raise money to share hope. Money is temporary Jesus is eternal. Give both and watch the world be changed.

Easy Social Reach

Share across multiple social platforms and mobile devices with just a couple clicks of a button.

A+ Customer Service

Real People writing real responses. No cut and paste responses from our top of the line team. We are standing by, waiting to help.