Please join us in praying for an i-DELTA course running in Kenya from 30 May – 22 July.
What is i-DELTA? i-DELTA (Institute for the Development of Languages and Translation in Africa) is a bachelor-level programme specifically designed to equip African nationals with the skills they need to engage effectively in language development and Bible translation. The programme can be completed by attending 8-week courses over a period of 3 years.
One of last year’s students from southern Ethiopia went to i-DELTA with a firm belief that the Old Testament was almost irrelevant for Christians today compared with the New Testament. By the end of the course, things had changed. Reading about the sacrificial system in the Old Testament had opened his mind to the real meaning of Christ’s death on the cross. God spoke to this young man’s heart about serving his community, and though he had previously been planning to study medicine, he now had a passion for language development and translation, and went home ready to get involved in language work.
This year, staff are expecting 34 students in total, from Madagascar, Cameroon, Togo, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Zambia, Namibia and the USA.
This year’s i-DELTA staff members come from Ghana, Germany (working in Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia), USA (working across Africa, DR Congo, Sudan, and Kenya), England (formerly Mali and Kenya), and Kenya.
Pray with us for everyone involved!
- Pray that this very diverse group of people would adjust well to each other and to Kenya.
- Pray for the new students and staff to settle in well to the course.
- Pray for safe travel for everyone, and a healthy stay in Kenya.
- Pray that each person present will experience significant growth, both intellectually, socially and spiritually during these eight weeks.