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A New Bible for Malawi

On Saturday 18th November, the work of three generations of Bible translators was celebrated at the launch of the Chichewa Contemporary Bible, in Lilongwe, Malawi.

“Give me a box of those Bibles,” one woman said after seeing the text. “I have to distribute them to my people in the village! We are always giving our grandmother problems asking questions from the Old Bible because the translation is so hard to understand. I am able to read this version without trouble.”

The Chichewa Contemporary Bible

The Chichewa Contemporary Bible

A man with a sample edition noted, “I enjoy reading this translation and everywhere I go to preach I use this version because it is simple and clear. And I enjoy it when, at the end of the service, people ask, ‘What version were you reading from and where can we get it?’”

The problems facing the people of Malawi are large and complex. But God is bigger and wiser. And His Word has the power to break through every barrier to transform lives.

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