This is the first project of The Word for the World. It started in the late 1980s. The progress of the work has been greatly hindered by the economic and socio-political difficulties in the country.
Nevertheless the New Testament was published in 2003 and work is continuing on the Old Testament in partnership with the Bible Society of Zimbabwe. Several books of the Old Testament have been consultant checked. The work has been coordinated by Robert and Rosemary Chimbiti.
Translators Emmanuel and Matthew are aided by exegete, Robert (in photos from left to right), as well as fellow translators Dorothy and Walter.
Three New projects:
Kamba Nleya, who is the National Director of Zimbabwe, has started the following three translation projects. The 3 teams, KoreKore Tawara, Nambya and Kalanga have attended the two years of our Diploma in BibleTranslation training held in Zambia.
These teams are drafting the New Testament.