KOTA Territory woman raised money for Bible translation - KOTA Territory News

KOTA Territory woman raised money for Bible translation


Books, including the Bible are translated into many different languages around the world.

According to One Verse.org, nearly 340 million people are without a Bible in a language they can understand.

And one KOTA Territory woman's dream to raise money to help translate verses became a reality.

"This is the first verse I illustrated for year27.com," said Jill Davis, a Graphic Designer who lives in Spearfish.

Year27.com is a collection of Davis' illustrations.

"The goal is to translate a whole book of the bible," said Davis.

Davis says when she learned the Ehty people who live in South Asia don't have a Bible translated into their language; so she wanted to do something to help.

"You know we kind of take the Bible for granted, we all have one sitting at our house some where, but they've never read the Bible. But if they had a Bible in their own heart language I really feel like their faith would be strengthened," said Davis.

So Davis dedicated an entire year to the project. Each day she illustrated one verse from the Bible, posted it on her blog, and used the website to raise money and awareness.

"I've built a platform for Bible translation and more people involved means more verses translated," said Davis.

Davis teamed up with Oneverse.org, a company that translates the Bible and to translate one verse costs 26 dollars. With support from her community and pastor, in one year Davis raised enough money to translate almost 400 verses.

 "When we think about these people around the globe and they don't have the opportunities that we are blessed with in America. God blessed us for a reason so that we could help those people in areas such as translating the bible into their language," said Pastor Doug Hixson, Pastor at Connection Church.

Although her year long project is officially over, Davis continues to raise money for the Ehty people as she sells her drawings and donates the profit.

"I'm excited for people to see something that means a whole lot to me and just to see their reactions and for people to look at a verse and go 'oh I love that verse it means so much to me'," said Davis.

In one year Davis raised more than ten thousand dollars to translate Bible verses in to the Ehty people's native language.

You can still donate to the cause; just visit her website at Year27.com to find out how.


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