OneBook - encouraging grassroots Bible translation and literacy, to help minority language groups realize their desire for positive change.
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Why Are People Choosing Us?
Why we do what we do…
OneBook was created to help nationals – educated people within these language groups – reach their own people with the good news of Jesus Christ. We do this by financially and organizationally assisting them to translate the Bible
We partner with national organizations, in 13 of the world’s poorest countries, translating Scripture in 73 languages, impacting over 25 million people.
“Our church – the Church of the Rock – is passionate about unreached people groups. Jesus said that the Kingdom will be preached to ALL Nations. That means ALL ethno-linguistic groups… We became very passionate about this several years ago. We started with one people group through OneBook – one language, then two, then three, now five! We are committed to be part of God’s plan to translate the Word of God into all of the remaining languages on Planet Earth.” - Pastor Mark Hughes, Church of the Rock – Winnipeg
“…Churches were for old people who only spoke English, and even they didn’t understand it all. Now they read the Bible verses in my language, and the church is growing so much they added a second service. They only have standing room at the first service!” - Jessica, an Aghem (Cameroon) literacy teacher.
“…Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development….Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right … Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman & child can realize her or her full potential…” - Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General
“For 100 years, The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada have obeyed the Great Commission. We believe that the Bible in the mother tongue, hand in hand with literacy in churches, schools and communities, is the key to personal and cultural transformation… Imagine not having John 3:16, or the Lord’s Prayer, in the language you speak at home, or use in church worship! As a component of our world mission’s strategy, PAOC partners with OneBook, and their national partner in India. We support literacy and Bible translation in five languages—impacting over one million people.” - Murray Cornelius, Director of International Missions, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada