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02September, 2019

Wycliffe Associates

“The New Testament is what I’ve been waiting and praying for.”

When you support Wycliffe Associates, you partner with translators like Mamitu, from Ethiopia, who says she won’t stop until her people have God’s Word in their own language. Mamitu recently shared about the moment she met Jesus—and about her passion for Bible translation:

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23August, 2019

Wycliffe Associates

Devotion: An Answered Prayer Thirteen Years in the Making

Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 4:8–15

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. (verse 13)

The young girls and boys were called to the front of the congregation and slowly made their way, not exactly sure what was going on. Once they were settled, Pastor Dean spoke directly to them and began what would be the very first Sunday School lesson for the Ai* children of South Asia.

Pastor Dean then turned his attention to the crowd of eager adults present and offered a teaching from 1 Timothy 4:13, which included a reading, for the first time, from the newly translated Ai New Testament.

The service was not only the largest Ai church service ever held, it was the first time they were able to openly worship and praise the Lord due to persecution in their home area. They traveled for more than a day to meet Pastor Dean in a city where they were free to worship without fear.

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22August, 2019

Prayer Coordinator

Prayer Watch: Please Pray God Will Supply These Tools

 

Have you hurt so bad that you felt completely alone—even though loved ones were nearby?

Have loved ones gone through something so hard yet there was nothing you could do to relieve their pain? Do you lose direction when life throws you curve balls?

Where do you find hope? Where do you go for help? Where do you go for encouragement?

Have you ever wanted something so much you thought you’d do anything to get it?

You and I can choose to go to God’s Word when we feel lost, hurt, alone. We can choose hope in Jesus when we feel hopeless.

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29July, 2019

Wycliffe Associates

“You’ve validated our language, and you’ve validated us!”

Translators for the Ndengereko language group have completed their New Testament . . . and they’re just getting started!

Swahili is more than just the mother tongue of over 98 million people. It’s also a gateway language, which means it can be easily used to translate the Bible into other languages of Africa. That’s why we’re so excited about the recent completion of our Swahili Gateway Language Project. Read the rest!
26July, 2019

Prayer Coordinator

Please Pray: Persecuted Believers Ask for the Bible

It’s a country with an absolute ban on Christianity. Yet believers are determined to meet, encourage, and build up their brothers and sisters in the Lord. Pastors are risking their lives pleading: Will you please help us translate God’s Word into the heart languages of our people?

I just counted 10 Bibles on my bookshelf. My newest favorite is on my desk to be read every morning. My dear prayer partners, I can’t imagine what it must be like for the persecuted believer, who is just trying to survive another day, to praise their Lord Jesus and share their faith again. Tears blur my vision as I think about these persecuted believers and their pastors—they ask us to pray. They plead for our help—because they need God’s Word.

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