Daybreak for the zapotec

Rolando Talin came home to sow
hope among his people.

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Break open your words, let the light shine out,
let ordinary people see the meaning.

— PSALM 119:130 (THE MESSAGE)

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3 things you need to know about the Zapotec.

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Zapotec church leaders are translating Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes
and Song of Solomon. Meet some of the people impacted by this work.

CARITINA

Caritina's portrait

This mother of seven always carries her Zapotec New Testament. Every day she sits outside her home and waits. When villagers inevitably stop by to talk, she offers words of Life.

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ISRAEL AND SILVIA

Israel and Silva Portrait

Who better to translate the Song of Solomon than a newlywed couple?

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ROSALINO

Rosalino's Portrait

"In the beginning, when I read the Bible in Spanish, I couldn't comprehend. I felt I didn't deserve to be forgiven. But when I read Romans 3:23 in my language, I understood God's grace."

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Rolando, Israel and Silvia need your help. Translating the Bible for
the Zapotec people requires computers, travel, printed materials —
and salaries. Your gift will help cover all of that and more.

Photos by Esther Havens