2022 Impact Report | Punjabi Project Creates Early Impact

For CBS, publishing in the languages of the heart of Indigenous communities and the diaspora church is a high priority. One’s own language is the way God speaks most clearly and powerfully.

In 2021, the Punjabi Bible revision project digitally published the Gospels, plus Acts and Romans, and made them available on the YouVersion app. This project is a complete revision of an older and outdated translation.

Meeting with Punjabi church leaders in Calgary, project leader Michael reported weeping as he listened to what people were sharing. One man nearly blind from diabetes has the Bible in audio on his phone so he can still listen. A woman shared that during regular reading of the Bible with her husband, God spoke to him about addictions in his life and he is finding healing.

In December, Punjabi churches began using the newly published printed Gospel of John to share during their outreach events. Now reports are coming in about how individuals are being affected because they received and read a Gospel of John in their own language.

Now, on to Corinthians and the rest of the New Testament!

10th


Punjabi is the world’s 10th most spoken language.

200M


Over 200 million people speak Punjabi.

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Canada has the world’s second largest diaspora Punjabi community after the United Kingdom.

“It moved me to tears to realize how meaningful it is to be able to hear the Gospel of John recorded and read on the YouVersion Bible app.”

~ Team member, Punjabi Revision Project

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