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09July, 2017

Prayer Coordinator

Prayer Requests: Family Across the World

 

We ask you to pray about our Lord's loving protection and provision for so many of our Wycliffe Associates' family across the world. Some are facing ever darker opposition and struggles just to do the Lord’s work on any given day.

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06July, 2017

Prayer Coordinator

Prayer Watch: How Will They Receive God's Word?

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

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27June, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

Up in Flames

Tom (name changed to protect him from persecution) was devastated. For months he had painstakingly carried out a labor of love, translating Scripture from the New Testament into his native tongue. He knew the risks of course.

Living in a mostly Muslim nation in Southeast Asia, his community is a spiritually dark place. He is one of just a few Christians among his people.

So Tom always tried to “fly under the radar” when it came to his translation work. But when relatives discovered his rough draft of several Gospels, they set fire to the entire manuscript. Tom watched helplessly as all of his translation work tragically went up in flames.

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05June, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

“We Now Have Value”

The Lotswa people keep to themselves. One of numerous pygmy groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), they suffer from the prejudices of other language groups in the region, with many being captured and forced into slavery.

Unfortunately, their understandable isolation means the Lotswa rarely benefit from progress happening around them, including language development. But that changed recently when a MAST workshop came to the capital city of Kinshasa.

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31May, 2017

Wycliffe Associates

A MAST First: Scripture Translated Into Sign Languages

Your support is paving the way for Deaf communities in Cameroon to receive God’s Word in sign language.

The difficult task of Bible translation is even tougher with sign languages. But the MAST method is helping to speed up the process.

“I am a Deaf Muslim,” Amadou signed. “But what is going on here is good for me.”

What was going on was a two-week MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) workshop to translate the Book of Mark into sign languages for two deaf communities. MAST has been a real game changer when it comes to translating the printed Word, allowing translators to complete their work at record paces. But until this workshop, it never had been used for sign languages.

“I [would] like to have the Bible too and know it,” Amadou continued. “Can I be a part of this?”

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