"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14
Uplifting indigenous Fijians through the publishing of a New Fijian Translation of the Holy Bible, expunging any trace of "Kalougata" from it, to allow some conditions of the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14 to be met.
Duration: July 2007 - December 2010
Project Manager: Mr. Anthony Ah Koy
Translation: Pastor Samisoni Seru, Pastor Peni Seru.
Editor-in-Chief: Robert Wolfgramm PhD
Editorial: Reverend Vilimoni Rokovada & Mrs. Unaisi Rokovada, Pastor Epeli Tarai, Pastor Emosi Kainabau
Transcription & Audit: Ms Ili Satoqi, Ms. Pasepa Wainiqolo, Ms. Akisi Mocelutu, Ms. Rachel Bale
Commissioned & solely funded by: Sir James Ah Koy K.B.E & The Ah Koy Christian Trust
April 2005: Senate speech by Sir James Ah Koy becomes the seed of the idea for this project
July 2007: Pastor Samisoni Seru and Pastor Peni Seru appointed as translators for the project
July 2007: Translation, transcription and editorial work commences
November 2008: 58 of 66 books of the Bible translated and edited ready for printing
December 2008: NFT Bible Website is launched and the first book Genesis is uploaded
December 2008: Fiji Daily Post Newspaper publishes, with permission from the Ah Koy Christian Trust, the first ever hard copy public release of the New Fijian Translation (NFT) Bible in a serialised format in their daily and weekly newspapers.
February 2010: Final Print Draft of the NFT Bible uploaded to the website for free download
November 2010: First printing shipment of 5,000 copies arrives in Fiji
December 24th, 2010: First printing of 5,000 copies of the NFT Bible are distributed
December 31st 2010: The Fijian-English Parallel Bible (Nai Vola Tabu SalaVata) is completed and reviewed.
January 2011: Second printing of 10,000 copies of NFT Bible ordered
January 2011: The Fijian-English Parallel Bible (Nai Vola Tabu SalaVata) is released for internet download