Welcome to Somali Bible Society, a non-denominational, non-sectarian and not-for-profit Christian organization for all Somali Christians. Our mission is to translate and improve the existing translations of the Holy Bible into Somali, the language of our hearts.

We believe that the Word of God is living and powerful, and that it can transform lives and communities. We want every Somali person to have access to the Bible in their own language, so they can read, understand, and apply it to their daily lives.

We also believe that the Bible is a source of hope, peace, and reconciliation for our nation, which has suffered from decades of violence and instability. We want to share the message of God’s love and grace with our fellow Somalis, and invite them to join us in following Jesus Christ.

SBS exists to translate and improve the existing translations of the Holy Bible into Somali. We have a team of dedicated translators, editors, reviewers, and consultants who work hard to produce accurate, clear, and natural translations of the Bible into Somali. We use the latest technology and best practices to ensure the quality and consistency of our work.

Our vision is to see the Somali people become Christ-like disciples through the Word of God. We partner with local churches, ministries, and organizations to distribute and promote the Bible among Somali speakers. We provide printed copies, audio recordings, digital downloads, and online platforms for people to access and engage with the Bible.

Our Vision,

Mission & Values

SBS Vision is to see the Somali people become Christ-like disciples through the Word of God.

Our Mission is to produce and distribute biblical and contextualized scriptural resources to the Somali people so that the Word of God can transform them all. The Holy Bible is the most effective way to spread the message of scriptural holiness to all Somalis everywhere.

Our Core Values are based on the Bible through which God speaks to all. Jesus Christ is the only Savior who died for people’s sins and rose from the dead on the third day. SBS is committed to serving the Somali people so that they can all rely on the transforming Word of God.

About the General Secretary

Rev. Ali Aweis (BTh., MDiv., PhD) is a missiologist and an author. Ali is a former house-church pastor, worship leader and evangelist; he has been in ministry since 1993. Ali is passionate about the Islamic ministry in general and in the Somali ministry in particular.

Ali is the founder and Series Editor of Maansada Masiixa (Anthology of Somali Christian Poetry); he is also the founder and the Editor in Chief of Somali Bible Society Journal. The General Secretary can be reached by clicking here.

About the Chairman

Pastor Muse Bashir is a longtime minister and evangelist. Bashir was the chief translator of the recently translated New Testament in the Somali language. Muse ministered many years in East Africa where he also earned a law degree. Muse currently ministers to the Somalis in Scandinavia and the Horn of Africa. Muse is passionate about the translation of the Somali Bible in ways that Somalis can comprehend and enjoy.

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”’ Romans 10:14-15

The Chairman can be reached by clicking here.

About the Director of Development

Dr. Howie F. Shute has an engineering background, working as a manufacturing executive for twelve years before God's calling to full-time ministry. In addition to his undergraduate degrees, he holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Africa Nazarene University. Subsequent to his call to ministry and theological training, he served as a pastor for fourteen years, and as a global missionary for fifteen years. He has been involved in several movements of God that have given rise to explosive church growth. His broad but distinctly unique experience has made him a popular speaker throughout the world. He has authored three books on mission, along with various magazine articles and journal papers. Currently, Howie also serves as the Managing Partner for the Good Samaritan Network, a non-profit charitable organization ministering to widows, orphans, and the poor.
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SBS, Mogadishu, Somalia.