The first time I visited Garissa was in 1994 when I was a final year student at the university. I was utterly shocked to see that there were very few indigenous believers from the frontier areas of Northern Kenya. After completing my university, I decided to serve with Sheepfold Ministries.
My passion for Bible Translation was nurtured during the five years I served as Missionary among unreached people groups in semi-arid frontier regions of Garissa-North Eastern Kenya. It came to my realization that more than 25 language groups in Kenya do not have God’s word in language and form that they can clearly understand. Even if they believe in Christ, they do not have any Scriptures that they can use for evangelism and discipleship. This is what made me consider being engaged in Bible translation.
Have you ever known that Jesus was translated into human form? Jesus was incarnated and took human form. John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Jesus was translated into human form. When we translate Scriptures in vernacular languages, we are fulfilling the incarnation of Jesus so God can speak to each community in their heart language like Jesus did when he was speaking to his audience.
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