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.