On January 23rd, eight Mother-Tongue Bible translators from West Africa have started our 2019 Semester Program. Countries that are represented include: Cameroon, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Central Africa Republic, Congo and Benin. More than eight months of correspondences and coordination, including some uphill battles, brought this special course into a successful start.
This unique course was specifically designed for French Speaking Africa. This is why all of the classes are going to be conducted and delivered by French speaking teachers from Israel and other parts of the world. Some of these teachers are well known and respected in the French-speaking Bible translation world.
In the first month of the program, the students are immersing themselves in Hebrew as a living and spoken language as they undertake the Hebrew University’s Ulpan class that is in Jerusalem. Ulpan, is another name for Hebrew classes in which students are reading, hearing and speaking Modern Hebrew. By the end of February, these students will relive this experience as they will participate in a Biblical Hebrew Ulpan.
More information about this unique course, and the experience of these semester’s Bible translators will be posted soon. Please pray for them and their families, as they are going through these intensive 5 months program.