Whilst the early Translation of the Bible was often done by missionaries themselves, The Bible Society of the South Pacific (BSSP) was put in place to meet the need for effective scripture distribution as a means of evangelism. Like every Bible Societies in the world owing their existence to the British Foreign Bible Societies (BFBS) which started in 1804, the Bible Society of the South Pacific began as a distributing deport for the BFBS in 1967 and located in Fiji. However, today's vision of Bible Society of the South Pacific to make the scriptures available to every people in every language best explains the responsibility of the Society not only to distribute scriptures, but also Translate an Produce more Bibles and scripture products. Since the early missionaries arrived in the late 18th century, Bible Society of the South Pacific has ever since been committed to work towards completing the translation of the major languages in the South Pacific.
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