Crawley Baptist Church is linked with the Aghem Bible Translation Project in NW Cameroon through Wycliffe Bible Translators
Crawley Baptist Church adopted the Aghem people group in a formal service of commitment in February 2007. The 50,000 Aghem people live in the Northwest Province of Cameroon not far from the border with Nigeria. They are mostly subsistence farmers, growing plantains, groundnuts, maize, bananas, sugarcane and beans for their own consumption.
The project is based in the village of Wum with support from CABTAL in Yaoundé.
The project staff, with Kum Alfred Amihas project manager, have completed the translation of the New Testament into the Aghem language. They have also produced a dictionary and conducted a programme of literacy classes, to enable the Aghem people to read and write in their mother tongue. Two visits to the project area have been undertaken by CBC members.
During 2018 the project will move on to typesetting in Yaoundé whilst continuing with other scripture engagement and literacy activities. The current goal is for the project to have the dedication ceremony in the autumn of 2018.