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03May, 2017

Bruce Smith

A Cord of Three Strands

Dear Friends,

I recently returned from a visit with our Bible translation partners in Ethiopia. The purpose of my visit was to hear firsthand from them about the challenges and opportunities for Bible translation in their nation. Once again, as in so many previous visits with our international partners, I was struck by their wisdom, knowledge, and insight into their situation. Their local understanding far exceeds anything we can see as foreigners.

Experience proves that the more we listen to them, follow their lead, and serve alongside them, the greater the impact will be for the kingdom of God.

Having partners who are local stakeholders in the long-term impact of God’s Word in their communities and nations is essential to effective Bible translation today.

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28April, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

Clear Eyes and Full Hearts

Eyeglass clinic opens doors for future translation efforts.

Pani, from the Zoro tribe, was one of the 3,000 Christ followers who recently gathered in Brazil for a church leaders conference. He arrived expecting to meet with tribal ministries and hear what God was doing. He expected warm fellowship with other indigenous Christians. What Pani didn’t expect was to receive a pair of eyeglasses to aid him in reading God’s Word.

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27April, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

Your language skills can help Bible translators—from home!

We are looking for bilingual people and teams to help us remotely from any location to assist the translation of Gateway Language biblical content.

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24April, 2017

Prayer Coordinator

Prayer Watch: Reach Those with no Written Language

 

“’Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
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 10:13 – 15 (NIV)

“How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
‘Your God reigns!’”
Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)

I’ve come across some comments from mother tongue translators who have completed the MAST training and translated Scripture into their own languages. And they got me to thinking . . .

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05April, 2017

Prayer Coordinator

Prayer Requests: Banquet Plans, Promotions, and Presentations

 

Wycliffe Associates banquet Area Directors completed their pre-tour Team Meetings. The facilities and menus have been planned and contracted. Area Directors and their speakers are preparing their presentations.

It’s time to be on our knees and pray.

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