Map of the places where the Isles of the Sea project takes place

About Isles of the Sea Project

The Isles of the Sea Project aims at on-going Bible translation programs in those languages of Polynesia and Micronesia that are committed to the translation of the Scriptures in their own language. We believe that God wants to communicate with all the language communities in this area, in a language they understand. The project is sponsored by The Seed Company.

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Most Recent Updates

In memoriam: David Tago (1967 – 2016)

After weeks of suffering, David Tago went to be with His Lord on November 3, 2016, leaving behind his wife Ribeka and four children. His final words were “God is still on His throne”. David’s passing is a great loss for the Isles of the Sea team.

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Nukufero reviewers show a lot of initiative

During a recent trip to a Tikopian community, it turned out that a committee has been reviewing the translation steadily and is moving ahead. It is very encouraging to see this commitment on the part of the community, and an important step towards the completion of the New Testament in the Tikopia language.

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Reviewing of the Tikopian New Testament off to a flying start

Most of the Tikopia NT was translated 30 years ago, so it will need a very thorough review before it can be published. One of the reviewers, Nathan Nukusauma, is taking translated books to different Tikopia communities spread over the Solomon Islands, to review the translation together with them. With blackboard-and-chalk and state-of-the-art software, the translation is much improved through this painstaking process.

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Takuu churches witness the power of Takuu Scriptures

What do you do if the churches remain empty, even if the Bible is available in the own language? Bible translator & advisor Tom Puaria engaged with church leaders on his home island to promote prayer, church attendance and engagement with the Scriptures. During a retreat, many people renewed their commitment with God.

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Our Movies

Check out our online videos with stories about Bible translation in the Pacific.

Coming of the Good News

This movie tells about how the Good News came to the island of Kapingamarangi. (9 minutes)

It's Our Bible

The Kapingamarangi tell about their Bible translation project. A movie to encourage other language groups to consider starting a Bible translation program in their language. (16 minutes, subtitled in English; version with French subtitles also available)

Unfinished!

A movie full of stories from around the Pacific told by Pacific Islanders. This movie encourages people in the Pacific to consider translating the Bible into their own language, or to assist other language groups who are still without the Bible. (15 minutes; version with Chinese subtitles also available)