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21November, 2017

Prayer Coordinator

Call It What It Is—Spiritual Warfare

That’s right, my friend, where there is Bible translation there is war. A spiritual war. Where there is support for Bible translation there are attacks. Spiritual attacks. Here at home, some Wycliffe Associates team members are struggling with major health issues—their own or of family members and supporting friends.

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13November, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

Sending Sweet Scripture to Those Still Without It

Mother-tongue translator takes a cue from the words of Nehemiah.

Following is an excerpt from an interview with Tebogo Tshenyego, a Bible translator in Botswana who helped kick off a MAST training workshop by leading a devotion from Nehemiah 8:10. The two-week event, which you helped make possible, drew 68 translators representing five language groups.

My name is Tebogo Tshenyego, and I am from Botswana. I am the third one in my family, and my family really loves the Lord. I thank God that He is doing wonders in my life and [that] I got to be a part of the MAST workshop.

Nehemiah said something strange to the people:

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07November, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

Opportunity: Technologist Needed in Orlando to Support Global Bible Translation!

Are you or someone you know an experienced whiz with technology? We need a technologist to base in Orlando to support our global Tech Advance team.

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01November, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

Muslim Turns to Christ . . . and Bible Translation

Shunned for his faith, Calixte remained loyal to Christ, who had rescued him.

Calixte’s father wanted nothing to do with him, banishing him from the house.

“Don’t go.”

Calixte looked around to see who had called out. There was no one. Once more he gripped the doorknob of the church exit, desperate to return home and take his life. Calixte had already purchased the pills that would surely do the job. The only reason he’d come here was because they let local university students drop in and use the church’s instruments, and he wanted to play the guitar one last time before ending it all. 

Again he heard the voice he would later come to understand as the Holy Spirit: “Don’t go!” 

Calixte knew in his heart that he wasn’t just hearing things. He looked around, but there was no one there.

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30October, 2017

Prayer Coordinator

Prayer Watch: They Need God's Word—Printed—Sooner than Later

 

"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit
in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)

I love writing to you. When I prepare, I first go to my Bible, open its pages, and read. 

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