Category: Diáspora, Oralidade, As Escrituras em Missões
If God has put you in touch with speakers of some indigenous language(s) of Latin America you need to know about www.scriptureearth.com. The site is a repository for Scriptures in minority languages mainly from Latin America. It can be navigated in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French or Dutch. To date there are Scripture resources there in about 220 languages. Any available Scripture texts can be read on-line or downloaded for free as PDFs, some full NTs can be ordered through a print-on-demand service, and the text can be downloaded for use with the “The Word” Bible study software. The available recordings of Scriptures can be listened to on-line or downloaded for free as mp3s. If the Jesus film exists in the language there is a link to watch it on-line.
My experience with speakers of many Mexican languages is that they are primarily oral communicators and are not typically literate in their mother tongue, so the audio resources are the first line of recourse. Here are some ideas for how to make use of these recordings if some are available in the language of your “friends on the move”: