BENEFITING: Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, Inc.
Working with the anyanga people to involve them in their own growth in the Lord Jesus Christ through bible translation, literacy in their local language and scripture promotion, and involve them also in their own community developement.
The anyanga people
The Anyanga people is located at the center of Togo with a population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants divided into about 10 villages. Although the center of Togo is dominated by Islam, Anyanga engage most of the time in traditional religion.
The anyanga people speak ginyanga language.
Today with missionary works, 30% of Anyanga says to be Christians with about 4% of evangelicals.
We give glory to God for that. However, people need to see the written language and wants to own a Bible in it for better understanding of God.
There are real needs in the spiritual, social, economic and political domains, that God wants to answer among this people.
What I am going to do among anyanga people?
My work among Anyanga is divided into several steps and components. The main work is the translation of the Bible, literacy and the scriptures’ promotion . And secondary work is community development to allow building incomes.
The translation of the Bible
- ethnographic research and sociolinguistic,
- learn the language,
- establish orthography and
- translate the bible while allowing literacy.
- anthropological research,
- identify the real needs of Anyanga,
- work with Anyanga together to formulate and implement development projects,
- evaluate projects.
Working philosophy : Work with communities in developing participatory approaches to enable people to become fully involved in the projects.
All the work will be done by creating a local committee of development among the anyanga people. This project extends over at least 15 years.
The purpose of this project is divided into two parts: specific needs of the project (which will be unfortunately supported by Wycliffe partners) and my personal needs.
My personal needs
As a missionary I do not perceive any salary from the organization Wycliffe in Togo. Thus, all my needs are supported by people of good will touched by God. Currently the needs are enormous. There are some of them which are also immediates. I am in contact with Liberty University Online for my Master in Ethnomusicology and this requires a large funding (this study will allow me to conduct other interesting research among Anyanga people). Other needs are the means of transportation to easily attend all the villages, computers for work, necessary for survival, housing needs, etc..
A specific budget will be drawn up for the purposes of this project in the coming days. That will be done with the Wycliffe Togo Projects’ Staff.