In 1999, our leaders realized that at the speed we were going, it would be at least 2150 before a Bible translation could be started for every language that needed one.
As they thought about the people perishing around the world every day without receiving the Good News of the gospel, they felt God calling them to adopt a new goal for accomplishing this mission.
Our leaders committed to do everything we could to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.
Today, more than 1,600 languages still need a Bible translation started, and Wycliffe is working faster than ever to reach those languages as soon as possible. (From http://www.wycliffe.org)
We are making progress, even though the numbers don’t seem to be going down as fast as we like. This is also because we have added new Bible Translation needs over the years as we have learned more about the many languages in the world.
Thank you for standing with us as we continue to serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators.