The Migaama New Testament was launched in a vibrant and exciting event in the village of Baro in Chad on 30 December 2021.
The New Testament represents an opportunity to emphasise Jesus’ message of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation at a time when these topics are high on the agenda of local and national discussions in Chad.
Hamit Adoun, one of the official government representatives at the event, said: ‘To the Migaami population – today you have the New Testament in Migaama. It is a good thing. Invest yourselves in it, it is important to know what is in this New Testament. Young people, read this New Testament, whether you are Muslim or Christian. The Christian community in Baro needs to teach their children the Migaama language. To our Muslim brothers, the Bible is the word of God and we should all study it.’
Emmanuel, a Migaama Christian, commented:
‘This translated word has above all given a freedom to put into practice the word of God at any time. It has broken certain traditions – grudges, difficulties with forgiveness and reconciliation. It has given strength to resist in difficulties. It has transformed this resentful people to become Christian people full of love. Finally, this word has become a shield for the Christian Migaami people: they continually make use of this shield to face up to difficulties.’