What is the Yeshil Project?

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How do I give?

Our goal is to donate funds to translate the Gospel of John (879 verses) for an unreached people group in the Middle East. With these resources, experts with the Seed Company (a division of Wycliffe Bible Translators) will handle the translation work. 

Posters  are on display outside worship areas for this adopt-a-verse project. Here's how it works:

  • Donation: Each verse 'adoption' is $25.
  • Several ways to give: Write a check and place in offering plate or donation box located at the Seabrook Hall info desk. Donate online through InFellowship. Or you can text your donation.
  • Text-to-give: Simply text to (901) 509-9994 with this format: $25 Yeshil. If you want to donate more or less, just substitute your amount for "25." NOTE: There must be a space between the donation amount and Yeshil. The first time you donate, you will receive a message in reply directing you to set up your credit or debit card.
  • Give online 
  • Write a check: Make check payable to CUMC and put Yeshil in the memo line.
  • Find the verse or verses you would like to adopt on the posters around campus and write your name next to them. (It is OK if more than one person adopts a verse.)

Why this particular people group?

The untranslatable code name for this project, Yeshil, is an indication of how sensitive this work is. Due to concerns for safety and to ensure the project's success, we cannot reveal much about this particular group except that there are about 700,000 of them who cannot currently hear or read the Scriptures in their own language. 

How many people?

700,000…sound familiar? (If so, it's because one of our ministry goals as a church is to help reach the 700,000 in our area without a church home!)

How does translation work?

The translation work will be done by indigenous workers, shortening the translation time to approximately three years. Christ Church will be informed of progress and see early copies of the work as it is completed. Once it is finished, a team will travel to participate in handing over the final completed work. 

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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns.' (Isaiah 52:7)