2013 March

LANGUAGE BARRIERS

LANGUAGE BARRIERS Throughout the world and the history of missions, language is a barrier that missionaries have had to overcome. Missionaries can share the Gospel in their own language, or even a common language, but those they are trying to reach are going to be more receptive and have greater depth of understanding when the Gospel is shared in their mother tongue. . In Qatar, this presents a unique challenge. Because Qataris make up only about 15% of the national population, English has become the lingua franca for most businesses and educational venues. Qataris often know English well, and use…