THE MAKHUA SHIRIMA
PEOPLE OF MOZAMBIQUE, AFRICA

Welcome to our website!

WELCOME!
This website is primarily dedicated to the Bible translation work done in Muapula, Niassa, Mozambique, but it also provides a glimpse into some of the other wonderful ministries and activities there.
                                             

 
                    
           PRINTING                      OPERATIONAL 
        $ 9 905 deficit                 $ 8 790 deficit                     


  ON 15 NOVEMBER 2020
   WE STILL NEED
: $ 18 695
          
 

Domingos with the copies for the final read. We have just completed
the New Testament final read and yesterday we started with the Old Testament. 
This final read will continue until approximately March 2021



UPDATE ON PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS:
21 OCTOBER 2020 


*We have recently moved down to "level 1" of lockdown in South Africa, which give much more freedom of movement. I am still not allowed to travel to Mozambique as international travel is still very complicated and requires an isolation period etc.

* For now, we have to negotiate an unparalleled global situation as best we could. This includes absorbing financial challenges the project faces given the global economic slump and situation.
 

* After the final read we will have to have a final discussion preferably with me present in Muapula, and then we will be looking at typesetting, technical preparing of the document etc. Once we have the final text, we will be able to approach the printers in China. At a later stage I will share more on the processes that follow after that.

* From China these Bibles will have to be shipped to either South Africa or Mozambique and from there imported to Mozambique and transported to Muapula.

* We have some wonderful and strategic plans in place for the distribution of the first batch of Bibles through the whole province of Niassa, as well as for the inauguration in Muapula.


* A revised timeline: Having received the government calendar for 2021, we now aim, as first option, to be able to inaugurate the Makhua Bible in Muapula on the 26th of SEPTEMBER 2021.

* After more than 20 years of hard work, we are 95% there! Start planning, start saving, start praying….!! 


SO HOW MUCH MONEY STILL NEEDED?
 * After numerous discussions, calculations and double checking and a few formal meetings, we can now give you the following update in terms of how much we still need for the printing: As recently as about six weeks ago, we still needed well over $40 000 for the printing of the Bible. Today as I am writing this to you, we now only need $9 905! God has worked in special ways in terms of raising money for this fund – especially these past few months. For that we are truly and eternally grateful.
 
A VERY IMPORTANT “BUT”: From long before the first written communication about the amount we would need for printing and other related costs, I have been very open and frank about the fact that this was a once-off amount OVER AND ABOVE the normal annual budget expenses (I think in the USA it is called annual OPERATIONAL EXPENSES). I said it several times and will say it now again: It would be almost futile if we could raise the enormous amount we need for printing, but are not able to cover our operational expenses.

* On advice from local and USA brothers, we decided to also communicate to you the amount we still need for the operational budget (we call it the fixed budget) – the amount within the financial year we find ourselves in. For us to be able to meet the budgetary demands of the normal fixed (operational) budget, we calculate an estimated need of
$9 640 for the five months until the end of February 2021 (this is besides the projected local income for the period). 
 

Check out the pics and video below.   
 

Reading team arriving in Xai Xai





Domingos reading from Matthew
in the studio






Domingos reading from Matthew 5:
You are the salt and the light....

How appropriate and special!!


 
The guys taking a break Sunday and
discovering the limpopo river. Biggest one
they ever saw!




Four copies of the Old and New Testament
ready for a final read



Please do not forget to pray for us during these final phases, as we are experiencing intense and ferocious spiritual attacks on various fronts. 
 
PLEASE PRAY!

 

 
**PAYPAL NOW AVAILABLE !!

WIRING MONEY WORKS VERY WELL TOO


SEE "DONATIONS" TAB FOR THE RELEVANT INFO



SOME MORE VISUALS......


 TRANSLATION TEAM HARD AT WORK 


RAIMUNDO AND GERARD OLIVIER TAKING A
BREAK BETWEEN TRANSLATION SESSIONS




COPIES OF 20 OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS
PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION




A MESSAGE FROM THE MAKHUA TRANSLATION TEAM




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