Manila, Philippines: Two years ago, World Mission Communications Asia-Pacific (WMC-AP) entered into a ministry partnership with Biblica, to produce the Tagalog translation of the New Testament in audio format.
The New Testament recording was completed last October, 2016. It was a great and humbling experience for the WMC-AP team. Grace Tia, WMC-AP Manager, shared, “It was not all a smooth ride and we experienced a lot of spiritual battles along the way. But God is faithful and He has helped us complete this project so that Filipinos will have more opportunities to hear God’s word and share the Gospel to anyone, anywhere.”
Biblica dates back more than 200 years when they were founded by some of New York City’s leading philanthropists, thinkers, and businessmen with the calling to reach America’s leading city – and ultimately the world – with the gospel. Biblica was also responsible for producing the first audio Bible ever and published the New International Version (NIV), the world’s leading contemporary English translation of Scripture.
This year, the WMC-AP Team reached a new milestone as they have signed another partnership with Biblica to produce the Tagalog translation of the Old Testament in audio format. The audio recording started August, 2017, and is estimated to be finished in two years. Raffy Santos, an adjunct professor of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS), will be the voice talent.
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Please pray for the WMC-AP team as they produce this project. Pray for the health of Raffy and all the people involved in this production. Pray that millions of Filipinos will be impacted through this new way of sharing the Word of God.