Coffee For Bibles Project Translates the Old Testament into the Karenni Language

Over 1 billion people in the world are still Bibleless, meaning they don’t have the complete Bible available in their heart language. In November 2014 Walnut Creek Church launched Coffee For Bibles to help bring God's Word to people who need it.

Coffee For Bibles is a project of Go Forth. Go Forth offers a variety of high-quality lifestyle products with a twist: 100 percent of the proceeds go to supporting specific local and international missions projects. Our current project is to complete the translation of the Old Testament into the Karenni language.

In November 2015 Walnut Creek Karenni held their first service at Walnut Creek Downtown, becoming a part of our church family. The Karenni comprise nine different people groups, who speak different languages and dialects, from their home state of Myanmar (Burma). Many of the Karenni have lived for years in refugee camps in Thailand before coming to Des Moines. This Coffee For Bibles project will directly help our Walnut Creek Karenni congregation have access to the Old Testament in their heart language.

We are partnering with The Seed Company on this project, which will take $185,774 to complete. For every two pounds of coffee, one verse is translated. The Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators, launched in 1993 with a mandate to accelerate Bible translation and impact for people without God’s Word. Since 1993, The Seed Company has translated 1,194 languages across 116 countries on 6 continents.

We also partnered with Colectivo Coffee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to provide our premium Walnut Creek coffee. Colectivo began sourcing coffee from origin in 1993 and has 20 years of experience providing quality coffee.

Coffee can be purchased at the Welcome Center of our Downtown location during their weekend services. You can also place your order online and pick your coffee up from our main office.

Please join us in bringing God’s Word to people who need it. For more information, visit