The Need in Cameroon
Cameroon is a country about the size of California that sits on the west coast of Africa. In this relatively small nation, there are over 280 different languages of which nearly 100 have no Scripture translated! As you can imagine, without Scripture it is incredibly difficult to plant healthy, growing churches, to disciple new believers, and to share God’s word that is “able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ” (2 Tim. 3:15).
One of these languages is the Baka language. The Baka have had missionaries among them for many years and have been prayerfully waiting for a translation project to start. One missionary told us that when they announced to the few believers in the village that we were coming to work with them, this usually quiet and reserved group began clapping! Without Scripture, many who have heard the gospel simply add the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection to their traditional religions, superstitions, and rituals. The Baka people need the Bible in their language so that they can fully comprehend the gospel, grow in their faith, and continue to spread the good news to neighboring villages.