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Featured Partnership

Invest in the Ndop Cluster

You can help advance Bible distribution, literacy and Scripture use through your gift to the Ndop Cluster (featured in this issue of Word Alive). Here are the basic details of this important partnership with the language groups on the Ndop Plain, which you can support through your gifts to Wycliffe Canada.

Name: Ndop Cluster 

Location: Cameroon, Africa

Language Groups: 250,000 speakers of 10 related languages.

Overview: The aim of the Ndop Cluster is to advance Bible translation, Scripture use and/or literacy for 10 languages on the Ndop Plain in northwest Cameroon, so that after seven to 10 years each language will have: 

  • Appropriate documentation (including linguistic descriptions, mature writing systems,  dictionaries, etc.)
  • A New Testament available in printed and audio form.
  • The Luke film.
  • Self-supporting literacy and Scripture-use programs.
  • Trained, experienced and motivated local translators, literacy teachers and Scripture-use promoters.

Help Spread God’s Word in Cameroon!

Ndop Cluster Ends 2026

  • Funding needed until the end of this year: $64,103
  • Become a monthly financial partner.
  • Give a gift of translation, Scripture use and literacy.
  • Leave a legacy of Scripture.
  • Commit to praying.

Give online at projects.wycliffe.ca

Call 1-800-463-1143 toll free and indicate your gift is for “The Ndop Cluster.”

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Foreword

Waking Up to God's Word

It is better to laugh in church with understanding and appreciation, than sleep because of clouded or zero comprehension. Bible translation is key!
Feature

Movie Night in Bambalang

Through the Luke film, a previously “foreign” Jesus comes to villagers as a countryman speaking their language.
Feature

Group Mentality

Wycliffe personnel share their expertise with locals in a seven-language, simultaneous Bible translation effort gaining momentum in northwest Cameroon.
Feature

Flames Turned to Hope

In the midst of war, Pastor Pius Mbahlegue courageously brought the peace of Christ to his village.
Feature

Whole Hearted Commitment

Trusting God’s radical call of obedience leads a couple to linguistics work in Cameroon’s Ndop Plain.
Feature

Bright Future for the Next Generation

Mother-tongue schooling is setting the foundation for the youth of Cameroon’s Ndop Plain.
A Thousand Words

On the Outside Looking In

Ndop children desperately trying to see what is happening in a primary school.
Watchword

Global Bible Translation News

A new way to gather many words in a short time is being used to produce first-ever dictionaries in minority language groups.
Beyond Words

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Last Word

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Featured Partnership

Invest in the Ndop Cluster

Wycliffe Canada Featured Partnership