Tod Allman and Ephraim Rey have been developing a Tagalog lexicon and grammar for approximately two years now. They began by working through the book of Ruth, then Esther, five chapters of Luke, the first half of Daniel, and they hope to finish Genesis by the end of this year. Ephraim edited the computer generated draft of Ruth in order to make it publishable, and then they put the text into the pictures provided by Free Illustrated Bible. Several of you recently made generous donations so that we could print 500 copies of our Tagalog translation of Ruth. We received those books this week, and we’re excited to begin distributing them at orphanages, special schools, churches, and prisons. We know that Ruth is a small book and will probably not lead anyone to Christ directly, but this is just the beginning. Please pray that God will use these books to reach the young people in Manila, and that we’ll be able to produce many more books of the Bible in Tagalog and the other languages spoken in the Philippines.