Our Study Bible
There is a large number of Christian ministries in Madagascar, with many Christian churches having been set up within the last ten years. This situation requires that Christian leaders have a deep knowledge of Scripture. According to its mission- to equip Christians with biblical materials -the Malagasy Bible Society is working on the Study Bible project to respond to this need, for Christians to have a better understanding of the Scriptures. This is also the first Study Bible that involves many theologians from different denominations within Madagascar.
Illiteracy is one of the main causes for extreme poverty. In Madagascar, the National Literacy Strategy aimed to reduce the rate of illiteracy among adults over 15 years old, from 35.35% to 27.5% in 2015. Though this was not achieved, the Malagasy Bible Society (MBS) is also working to contribute in reducing this percentage to at least 25% in 2030. This will have an impact on many spheres of the community, such as the education, health and economy.
``Faith Comes By Hearing``
In partnership with Hosanna Ministries, Audio Scriptures have been provided for the Malagasy Bible Society (MBS) to be diffused in remote areas for sharing the Gospel. This is really helpful, as we continue to work on reducing the illiteracy rate in the country. So, a Listening Group was created to help Christians study the Bible and to guide them on how to live God’s Word in their daily life.
The Antemoro Translation Project
This special project was designed to provide the New Testament to the people in the Manakara District, in South-eastern Madagascar. Though the official Malagasy Bible exists, we have noticed that sometimes there are misunderstandings around certain terms used in the scriptural translation. The Antemoro Tribe represents about 800,000 speakers who are quite sensitive to Ancestral Religion and Islam.