The Journey of Discovery

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The 38-book Africa’s Hope Discovery Series is written especially for Africa and is the key element to equipping 30,000 untrained ministers on the continent. The goal of the Journey of Discovery is to provide the Discovery Series in at least 12 major languages for African national churches by 2020. Thousands of untrained and undertrained pastors will benefit from the Discovery Series in their mother tongue.

We are experiencing a high volume of requests from our African national churches to have the Discovery Series translated into their heart languages.

The 11 heart languages in addition to English are:

Amharic Malagasy
Arabic Mòoré
Chichewa Oromiffa
French Portuguese
Hausa Swahili
Lingala

The English Discovery Series is used in dozens of Bible schools across the continent, and the demand is increasing continent-wide. Biblically sound training materials that are easily understood assist African pastors in correctly teaching Scripture and becoming effective leaders. False teachings, syncretism, and unhealthy leadership habits and practices negatively affect many churches because the pastors are not trained.

As we began this journey, our priority languages were French and Portuguese. These two languages represent 23 countries and 170.9 million people. We have since added translation teams for Amharic, Hausa, Malagasy and Swahili representing an additional 131 million people.  The Mòoré translation project was launched at the Africa’s Hope luncheon at the 2017 General Council.

Africa’s Hope’s partnership with the greater U.S. Assemblies of God Fellowship will be an integral part of this five-year campaign called the Journey of Discovery.  The cost to translate, produce, print and deliver one of 38 Discovery Series titles to a pastor in Africa is $5 per book. Churches and individuals who want to sponsor one or more of the language translations of the Discovery Series are encouraged to contact our office.

Hold a Journey of Discovery |867| day in your church and leave your print in Africa

Would you like to host an |867| day in your church? Visit the link below to find out more information on hosting a service. A resource kit is also available for you to download.

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Learn more about each language and where we are in the translation process

AMHARIC

Spoken by: 22 million people

Countries represented: Ethiopia

Percentage translated: 42%

ARABIC

Spoken by: 150 million people

Countries represented: Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Percentage translated: 0%

CHICHEWA

Spoken by: 16 million people

Countries represented: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Percentage translated: 0%

FRENCH

Spoken by: 120 million people

Countries represented: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia

Percentage translated: 47%

HAUSA

Spoken by: 41 million people

Countries represented: Nigeria

Percentage translated: 23%

LINGALA

Spoken by: 10 million people

Countries represented: Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Congo

Percentage translated: 0%

MALAGASY

Spoken by: 18 million people

Countries represented: Madagascar

Percentage translated: 47%

MÒORÉ

Spoken by: 7.6 million people

Countries represented: Burkina Faso

Percentage translated: 0%

OROMIFFA

Spoken by: 29 million people

Countries represented: Ethiopia

Percentage translated: 0%

PORTUGUESE

Spoken by: 50.9 million people

Countries represented: Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe

Percentage translated: 55%

SWAHILI

Spoken by: 50 million people

Countries represented: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Percentage translated: 13%

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