dä·var’

noun - (1) what is spoken, and (2) what is done.
Brian R. Smith

Brian R. Smith

Board Chairman
Managing Director | S3 Ventures
John Dann

John Dann

Board Member
Co-Owner | RiskScape
Director | TomTom Africa

Mark Perkins

Mark Perkins

Board Member
CEO | Kimbia
Freddy Boswell

Freddy Boswell

Board Member
Former Executive Director | SIL International
Senior Translation Consultant | SIL
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Living Languages
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Languages with a Full Bible
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Languages with a Full Audio Bible
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Global Population
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People waiting for a Full Bible
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Oral People waiting for a Full Audio Bible

Grasp the oral paradigm

Orality is a reliance upon oral communication. Numerous studies reveal that 80% of people around the world exist in an oral paradigm – they prefer to communicate and learn through listening & speaking rather than reading & writing. While primary oral cultures depend exclusively on oral means of communication, other cultures simply prefer to communicate orally. At Davar Partners International, we serve oral learners worldwide by offering people of every tongue the opportunity to hear God’s Word in audio.

Our Mission

To enable oral people to HEAR the Word of God in their heart languages by 2035.

Our Vision

The Word of God accessible in the heart languages of people of every tongue.

Heaven and earth will pass away,

but my words will never pass away.

Uncover our history

After years of experience in business and global missions, the founding members of Davar Partners International identified a heartbreaking dilemma at the core of Bible distribution – although people may receive text versions of God’s Word in their languages, they are often unable to engage with it simply because they do not read. Personally confronted by Bible poverty among oral learners, a small group gathered to pray, fast and discover an effective solution to this overwhelming obstacle. Davar Partners International then formed in 2009, resolving to make God’s Word accessible for people of every tongue.

Recognize our distinction
We are full bible
We are oral
We are quality
We are accurate
We are Local
We are Diverse
We are free & wide
We are listening
  • Testimonial
    International Mission Board

    Recent research found that missionaries who used oral [non-print] communication strategies with oral people groups planted more than 4 times as many churches as those who did not.

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    SIL Translation Handbook

    “Translation teams find that the recording process results in changes in the text that make the translation more natural and smoother to read. For this reason the recording sessions should be considered as one last editing opportunity before submitting the manuscript for publishing.”

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    Tesfaye BekemaThe Word for the World Ethiopia

    “When they hear God speaking to them in the language He gave them, it touches their heart and they can more easily respond to God's Word. It establishes them as it is connected to their identity and enables them to get the full meaning of what God intended to speak to them. They love that.”

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    James HamatalaZambia

    "I listened to the reading of the Word of God, the Bible, for the first time in my life, and I was refreshed to have heard the Word in this manner. The lessons from the audio Bible struck my heart and I realized how lost I was. I never used to have a relationship with God because in our tradition we have the gods we worship. After the audio Bible training, I was afraid to remain in my old way of living, serving and worshipping strange gods. I had to make a bold decision and asked my family to surrender our lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ."

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    Bright SonjeraMalawi

    "Power of God is flowing everywhere through the talking Bible!"

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    Emile Wessels, Executive Director | SAAD

    "Davar Partners is an accredited ministry on the Tree of Life Stewardship Navigator donor-advised fund platform. It is a privilege to support Davar Partners and the life-changing work they do.”