Wycliffe Associates has announced plans to build a Bible translation center in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
At the new center, the Bible will be translated into five new languages, making it accessible to more than 1.6 million people for the first time in the country's history.
World Vision has called the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo the deadliest since World War II. But Wycliffe believes having the scriptures will help reduce the violence, in the war-torn nation.
"The violence has quieted in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bunia in particular," said Bruce Smith, president and CEO of Wycliffe Associates. "There's a window of peace, of security. If we move quickly, we can establish a permanent translation center. The Christians of the Democratic Republic of Congo are begging for this opportunity not to be missed."
Efforts have begun to raise the remaining $100,000 needed to construct the new translation center.
Wycliffe is a non-profit organization dedicated to translating the Bible into every language.
Source: The Christian Post