Alyawarr Translation and Scripture Recording – Australia



Project 8334

About 1800 people speak Alyawarr (pronounced “al YAH wa ra”) in a region about the size of Victoria, to the north and northeast of Alice Springs. Written literacy in this language is low. Many can read some English, but often with little comprehension.

David Blackman has been working with the Alyawarr since 1991.

David and the Scripture Engagement team sees audio and video recordings as crucial in helping more people connect with the gospel. The team has recorded

  • the Gospel of Luke
  • 1&2 Thessalonians,
  • James, and
  • the script for the Easter video (from Luke 19-24).

Other ongoing projects are

  • The video script for Luke 1-18 (should be ready for recording in 2021)
  • 1&2 Timothy and 1&2 Peter (already translated, should be ready for publication and recording by the end of 2020)

There are presently enough funds to cover anticipated expenses for 2020-21, but David would appreciate your prayers for this work.

Will you pray for the Alyawarr to grow in their understanding of God’s Word?

Partner with us

Fully funded for 2020, but still appreciate prayer

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.

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Cheques or Money Orders: Make out to 'Wycliffe Australia' and post to Wycliffe Australia, 70 Graham Rd, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097

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Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...