The Thai church suffers from insufficient access to theologically mature, historically contextualized Bible teaching materials. Translating the “Casket Empty” into Thai will make it available for theological training of seminary professors, pastors, missionaries, evangelists and church leaders. The material can be adapted for students at all educational levels. A team will translate the Old and New Testament study guides and timelines, and translate the PowerPoint presentations used for teaching. A 3-day workshop will be held for 40 – 50 local leaders on how to use the curriculum. The project total cost is $23,530. Funds will cover translation and workshop hosting expenses for this project.
Access to education is limited and in some places non-existent throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Many school buildings were destroyed during the war, or are abandoned and dilapidated. The children in the Fizi district, have difficulty getting an education because schools are miles away from their villages. The community of South Kivu has a vision to build a local school in response to this need. Construction has begun and funds are needed to purchase bricks and other materials to complete a primary school building. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and improving life for everyone in the community.
The project’s total cost is $25,885 for three years, or $8,628 per year. Funds will provide nails, doors, bricks, cement, metal sheets and cover the cost of labor.