Ambonese Malay was originally a trade language in Indonesia’s Maluku Islands but it is now spoken by around two million people. In September 2022, the Ambonese Malay New Testament was dedicated. David and Lilian Saxby are translation consultants who say it has been a blessing to witness the excitement and sense of ownership that church leaders exhibit when they play an active role in the translation process:
The Ambonese Malay New Testament dedication was sponsored by a major church denomination here in Ambon. They are very involved in the process and we are grateful for that. They often have deeper insights into how things work which is important for translation projects.
For information about this dedication, read the latest edition of Wycliffe Today at wycliffe.au/making-a-way
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. I COR 12:27 (NIV)