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A Note from Guatemala

Not long ago, CSM assisted Impact Ministries in a translation and distribution project in Guatemala in both Spanish and Poqomchi. Here is a portion of the mosts recent correspondance from that project. First, I want to thank you or the “Basic Truths” material. We have now translated and printed it in Poqomchi. We are now…

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Hrê churches use Simple Truths

The Hrê are an ethnic minority people who live in the central provinces of Vietnam. Most sources estimate their number at between 95,000 and 130,000 in population. The Hrê live in the western parts of the Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh provinces. Nearly 6 percent (6000+) of the Hrê population are considered “evangelical” Christians. A significant number…

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Traveler’s Guide to the Bible

A Traveler’s Guide to the Bible is a simple introduction to the Bible, in general, with chapters on each book specifically. It contains seventy short chapters with a total word count of just over 58,000 words. All of the words are part of a base vocabulary of less than 2000 English headwords. The entire book…

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God’s Story – Myanmar

We recently completed a publication/distribution project in Myanmar with a long-time friend there. For the first time, we produced a shortened version of Simple Truths titled God’s Story, Your Story. From the reports we have gotten, it seems to have been quite a success. It is now in use by more than 35 different church…

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Mõõré translation complete

We continue to be thankful for the availability of competent and motivated translators. March 7, 2016 we were able to put the Mooré translation of Simple Truths for the New Believer into the hands of pastors in Burkina Faso. A trip is being planned for April to put the book in print for wider distribution….

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Simple Truths in West Africa

In August, the Jula (Dioula) version of Simple Truths for the New Believer went into print. Jula is spoken by as many as 10 million people in West Africa in Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, and other countries as far north as Senegal. 1000 copies were distributed in Burkina Faso. A few weeks ago, we…

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Audio Simple Truths

We are working with friends to see what it will require to produce a new audio versions of our written materials. As a test project, we are working audio version of our first piece called Simple Truths for the New Believer. Our first version was distributed to several individuals in SE Asia and the feedback…

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Tagalog translation

Simple Truths is a small, simplified English “catechism” adapted and published seven years ago. Since then, it has been translated into more than a dozen languages (getting close to 20) and distributed in Africa, Central and SE Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Recently, requests have come from a few new places, including the Philippines. Translation…

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A history of Simple Truths

Simple Truths is where this all started. For those who don’t know the story, let me retell it briefly. Beginning in 1999, I had started to travel to Vietnam to teach in a project connected to Canadian Baptist Seminary and South East Asia Training (SEATS). As a result of a week long class in which…

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New project for India

A number of years ago, we launched the largest distribution project for Simple Truths that we have ever attempted. We completed our Hindi translation, and with the help of OM Press in Hyderabad, we printed more than 50,000 copies of the “Little book”. The books were immediately delivered to a large church-planting network in southern…

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