Last week, as part of our Missionary for Lunch series, the seminary was visited by Martin and Joan Weber, Lutheran Bible Translators working with the Kwanja Language Project. They have been back in North America since early in 2012, and shared some of their 30 years of experience with us.
In 1982, Martin and
Joan began their work in Cameroon to learn the Kwanja language, analyzing it to
develop an alphabet and writing it down. Translation work began and progressed
as Martin worked with a Kwanja team including Pastor Nyigandj Samuel, Nganko
Emmanuel, Yuare Jerome and others. The entire New Testament has been translated
and was dedicated in December 2006.
Their work continues in translating portions of the Old Testament and establishing a literacy curriculum to teach the Kwanjas to read in their own language.
Pray that the Holy
Spirit will direct and empower this work, that the Word of God in Kwanja will
touch and change Kwanja lives, so they will know and follow Jesus as their