Ehugbo NT | Ehugbo
The Ehugbo community is one of many ethnicities within the larger Igbo population. Many Igbo peoples are yam farmers. They also harvest palm fruit and process it into oil to export to western nations.
For many years, Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and smaller Christian groups have been active in the Ehugbo area, but with little impact on the people and culture as a whole. Many church-goers still practice traditional African religion, including appeasing ancestral spirits.
The New Testament and supporting Old Testament portions will bring the Scriptures to life for the Ehugbo people. They will recognize the greatness of God as He communicates with them through His Word in their language. Mother-tongue Scripture will offer the needed foundation for personal spiritual growth, meaningful corporate worship and effective evangelistic outreach.
News from the Field
“How great is God if He can’t speak our language?” This was the comment of several elderly Ehugbo women before this project started last year in 2009. But quickly things are changing: the team has translated drafts of the Gospel books and getting the word out.
God has blessed the Ehugbo people with many presentations of the gospel through the years and it’s possible to find Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and smaller Christian churches throughout their community. But the work of sharing God’s love is far from over.