Missionary Update - Rod & Angelika Ragsdale in Cote d'Ivoire

         
Rod Ragsdale turned over some strategic mission property to the AEBECI (Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Côte d'Ivoire). “It was one of the first properties that our mission acquired in Ferkessédougou before the independence of Côte d'Ivoire in 1960 and it has served as a home and ministry center for many who have served in the Ferké region and most recently it has been used as a translation center for both the Dioula (link below for Matthew 1 in Dioula) and the Nyarafolo Bibles (just printed!).”

Two-thousand copies of Nyarafolo Bibles arrived in Abidjan on March 15 from Korea. Linnea Boese said, “[The Scriptures] were transported to SIL headquarters in Abidjan by truck. Abdoulaye had traveled down from Ferkessédougou this weekend to be there for the big event. It just so happened that some of the consultants who had been deeply involved in checking our translation work were also there at SIL and got to join the unwrapping of one of the boxes, welcoming the Word in Nyarafolo (the New Testament, Pentateuch and Psalms).”

Rod reflected, “Back [in 1977] there were no translation projects... There were few if any Nyarafolo believers and fewer Dioulas. Today, by the grace of God and in collaboration with our association churches we are seeing many come to Christ and experience the freedom and hope of walking the Jesus road."

Learn more about Linnea and Rod by going to WorldVenture.com and searching 4000-056 and 4000-623

Hear the Dioulas translation: https://my.bible.com/fr/bible/1728/MAT.1.dyu

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