Help us Translate the entire Bible into Gola Language
THE GOLA LANGUAGE IS WIPING
AWAY FROM LIBERIA HELP US RESTORE OUR MOTHER TONGUE.
ABOUT THE GOLA LANGUAGE
Gola speaking group is a tribal group living in western Liberia, primarily in the districts of Lofa, Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, and Montserrando. Nearly nine thousand others live in the neighboring country of Sierra Leone, where they are concentrated in the small provinces of Kenema and Pujehun. The Gola speak a Niger-Congo language, also called Gola, that is closely related to the language of the Kissi. In 1991 it was spoken by 200,000 people. As of 2019, their number has increase to 378,000. The Bible Society has been working closely with the Gola people to translation the Holy scripture in their language they best understand. Currently, the Gola New Testament has been translated. Even though there were highs, lows and plains, but the Lord was faithful. While we appreciate God for His blessing so far, but there is a greater task ahead to complete the entire Gola Bible. Donate! to translate a chapter in the Gola Bible.
GOLA LANGUAGE PROJECT GOAL
There are approximately 200,000 Gola people in Liberia and about 10,000 in Sierra Leone. About 50% of the Gola are Muslims with a high growth rate, 10% are Christians, and 40% are traditional worshipers.
The Catholic Church is one of the few churches well established in the Gola area and is helping the few Christians in the Gola region but they do not have any Scripture in the Gola language for evangelism.
GOLA LANGUAGE PROJECT GOAL
To translate the English New Testament into the Gola language, for the Gola speaking people of Liberia.
To also help carry out Bible engagement programs such as literacy training that will help them read and understand God’s words.
To make the Gola NT available through the publication of printed and electronic copies.
To work with the local churches in creating program that will meet the economic needs of their congregations.
Your contribution will change a life
You can be part of our ministry to help bring the word of God to the Gola people in their own language. Join us in prayer for this project and and our work in general. You can aid our project by translating one or more verses. Translation of each verse is estimated at 8 USD. Let’s do this!
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OTHER TRANSLATION PROJECTs
The Mann people have a New Testament in their language and it has been well distributed since its publication. Many Mann-speaking people are Christians, mainly from the United Liberian Inland Church, the United Methodist Church, and the Roman Catholic Church. The Mann New Testament was completed in 1991.
The Dan (Gio) people are located in the northeastern part of Liberia, bordering Côte d’Ivoire. There are approximately 320,000 Dan people in Liberia. According to the Joshua Project, 25% of the Dan speakers are Christians belonging primarily to United Inland, the Baptist, Methodist, Assembly of God and Pentecostal churches. 2% are Muslims and about 73% are involved in traditional religion.
The Bandi people of Liberia are located mostly in Lofa County in the northwestern part of Liberia with an estimated population of 108,000 people. These people also are located in Guinea with a population of 13,000 people. About 80% of the Bandi follow their traditional religion, 10% are Muslims, and 10% are Christians (statistics from the Joshua project).
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