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These people are the bottom of the rack

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!" -Matthew 25:40
The ”least of these” are typically overlooked, marginalized or ignored in our world: refugees, those enduring famine, poverty, illiteracy and living on less than $2 a day. Many of these people are also Bibleless.

In September John visited several communities in Nigeria to talk about their languages and Bible translation. As he talked with the Bia* people, he learned that:
Missionaries first came to their area in 1928 and were met with much indifference.
In 1950 a mission hospital was established and many came to Christ, but most of those people moved away.
Nigerian missionaries arrived in 1986, but even then the good news was announced in a local trade language with very little results UNTIL Bible translation was started in the dialect of a related local language, resulting in thirteen growing churches in the area by 2004. Chri…

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