Oh, how we have prayed—and continue to pray—for Bible translation around the world. And we have prayed so often—continually—for MAST facilitators going around the world training national Bible translators. Training them to use the MAST Bible translation strategy—Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation—enabling national Bible translators to do the work of translating themselves, more rapidly and accurately than ever before.We have also prayed for nationals who have been trained to be MAST trainers and leaders. These national MAST trainers and leaders—fully equipped to train others are doing just that—training men and women to translate Scripture into their own heart languages. These national MAST trainers and leaders willingly go to neighboring countries and train more nationals in the MAST strategy of Bible translation. Read the rest!
Scriptures written on classroom walls spoke to Ni (name changed for security purposes) and began a great work in her heart.
At some level, the actual hands-on act of Bible translation might seem somewhat perfunctory: simply replacing letters, syllables, and words from one language to another. But one of the most exciting things about translating the Scriptures is the constant reminder of the extraordinary power held in these particular words.
Ni witnessed this power firsthand in her early days as a student. Though she grew up in a devout Muslim family in a Muslim country, her parents sent her to a Christian missionary school so she could get a good education and learn English. Ni recalls how the walls of the school were filled with Scripture verses. And the words found their way into her heart.Read the rest!
"Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble."
1 Peter 3:8 (NIV)
Calling all artists, graphic designers, and illustrators! Wycliffe Associates needs people with artistic abilities to help us serve national Bible translators. And if you are not an artist yourself, would you please share this message with artists you know?Read the rest!