When the global pandemic hit in 2020, it greatly affected people all over the world. It has also affected the people living in Bantayan Island, a beautiful island located in the Philippines.
People were not able to travel around as much as they liked, their meager budget had gradually decreased, and business could not proceed as usual due to the restrictions imposed by the government.
While having a great number of Christians in Bantayan Island, they are still a people group living without their own Bible. As a result, Wycliffe Philippines decided to help the Bantayanon people with Bible translation, to provide them with their own Bible that speaks to their heart.
During the lockdown in the Philippines, translators were unable to continue with their work, which heavily impacted the Bantayanon translation project. The translation team also had limited resources when it came to their daily needs and income for their families, which brought about another set of challenges.
In this documentary from Wycliffe Global Alliance, we see the story about the people and their journey of Bible translation, led by Wycliffe Philippines. We also witness God’s love and mercy for the Bantayanon people during this time.
Watch the documentary here.
Pray for those in Bantayan Island:
Praise God for helping the Bantayanon to see His love and mercy during the tough times, and for bringing them closer to Him.
Pray that God will continue to keep the people in Bantayan Island safe and healthy and that they will be able to overcome the barriers caused by COVID-19.
Pray that God will continue to provide the Bible translators with the resources they need in order to continue the Bible translation process.
Video first published on Wycliffe Global Alliance's website.