Milestones in the Ilchamus New Testament Translation
October 6, 2022by BTL CommsBlog
As the Ilchamus New Testament dedication draws near on Saturday, 8th October 2022, at Loitip Primary School, Marigat in Baringo County, we take a flashback to some of the accomplishments realized within the 16 years of the translation.
2006: Foundational work began which included development of the writing system (orthography) of the Ilchamus language.
2015: Gospel of Matthew was completed and dedicated
2017: Gospel of Luke was completed and dedicated
2018: Some Epistles were dedicated (Acts, 1 Corinthians, Galatians & Philemon)
These Scripture portions are currently the only “Bible” the Ilchamus have access to in their language.
2020: BTL in partnership with friends of BTL flagged off food and medical supplies to 910 households among the Ilchamus community in Marigat, Baringo County.
2021: Old Testament translation commenced and is ongoing. Within the same year, BTL commissioned the construction of the Project office which was completed and launched.
2022: On October 8, 2022, BTL will hand over the completed Ilchamus New Testament to the community for use in their congregations.
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