Here are some good reasons to support this project!
As far as we know, no English translation has been done with Native American/First Nations people as the recipient audience.
The translations done in Native languages are seldom read today. Native Americans did not have written languages until the missionaries created them. It is ironic that while some missionaries were translating the Bible, others were attempting to take away their languages and replace them with English. It is estimated that today less than 5% of Native North Americans can read the Bible in their mother tongue.
The First Nations Version is not tribally specific, but attempts to relate in a general way to all First Nations people, especially the North American Indigenous Peoples.
Jesus said go into all the world and tell my story to all Nations.
The First Nations Version Project is a non-profit project produced by Great Thunder Publishing which is a part of Rain Ministries, a non-profit 501c3 and an Arizona Corporation. Gifts to Rain Ministries are tax deductible.
The First Nations Version: New Testament is a joint effort between Rain Ministries and OneBook of Canada. Wycliffe Associates of Orlando Florida have also provided support.
We hope you will consider becoming a regular monthly supporter of the First Nations Version Project. Click here to see how your donation is used.