Ugandan Woman Waits 13 Years for the “Book of Life”

Full Lumasaaba Bible translation could reach more than 2 million people.

Grace and her family grew up in a mountainous area of Uganda. The family of 10 lived in a small home with no electricity or running water, and Grace often had to travel far away to fetch water. When she was in sixth grade, Grace nearly drowned. She remembers waking and finding herself near the river bank, amazed she was still alive.

“I felt humbled and loved by God,” she says, recalling the moments after her survival. “I confirmed that indeed I am a child of God.”

Grace received her first copy of God’s Word translated in her native Lumasaaba as a wedding gift, but it was only the New Testament. Her heart longed for more. She waited anxiously for the full Lumasaaba Bible translation. It was a wait that took 13 years.

Thanks to American Bible Society’s financial partners, the entire Bible is now available. This translation has the potential to reach the more than two million Lumasaaba speaking people. Grace says, “I waited patiently for the day of the launch. It was an exciting and humbling moment for me. I am glad I finally got the Book of life.”

Our financial partners are bringing the light of God’s love to those living in poverty in Uganda. And their continued support will help ensure American Bible Society can continue to translate the Bible into more heart languages … and place God’s Word into the hands of those who are spiritually starving.

Thanks to the support of our faithful financial partners, American Bible Society has been engaging people with the life-changing message of God’s Word for more than 200 years.

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