The President of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA and his wife bring us all greetings at this time of year. It is a joy to serve God, along with your partnership, as we find ways to give people the very words of God in their own language! Merry Christmas!
Author Archives: Ken & Anne
Next Wednesday, we will stop work and take the time to celebrate the last 80 years of Wycliffe Bible Translation and see how we can finish the task in the years ahead. You may join with us online or in person if you are in Orlando, FL. Click here for more information and how you can join us!
Because of you, God’s words are in hundreds of different languages of the world. Thank you!
JAARS, our partner in the Bible translation task, just had a celebration of one of the most recent Bibles being dedicated. Rejoice with us by clicking on this video link and selecting the 2022 Scripture Celebration at JAARS video.
You can’t help but smile and tear up as you see the joy in the faces of people holding God’s Words in their heart language!
Thank you for your part in making the reality of getting God’s precious Word into the hands and hearts of Bibleless people of the world! Because of you, our brothers and sisters in Christ all around the world are now blessed to have His Word in their mother tongue, the language that speaks to their hearts, just like we do.
Let’s celebrate together!
Join us online as we celebrate Scripture translation from the past and how Wycliffe Bible Translators will be partnering with others in the future to get the job done!
May 12th at 2pm EST. Held live at our headquarters in Orlando, FL, I’ll be watching online with you!
All the details are https://www.wycliffe.org/celebrate to register for this event!
Update on our daughter:
Thank you for praying for our daughter, Laura, recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. The latest MRI shows no new growth for which we are so grateful. She has one more week of radiation and then we can put that behind us! Please keep praying for a miracle healing!
Ken and Anne, along with our staff, were able to serve our missionary residents with a delicious meal a few weeks ago. We interspersed the courses with a time to share stories of how God showed His love to us in special ways in the past. We sang songs of His love as well.
Everyone talked about how special the night was for each and everyone of them. I’m so grateful for a group of creative, hard-working staff who love serving each and every day.
Please join us in praising God for these Scripture dedications that took place in December! Pray that the Scriptures will be used and result in transformed lives.
- Lis Ma Ron New Testament, Nigeria, Dec. 11, 2021. Population: 160,000.
- Lika New Testament, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dec. 15, 2021. Population: 80,000.
- Migaama New Testament, Chad, Dec. 30, 2021. Population: 70,000.
Everyone of these languages are important to God because they are important to the people who use them and need to hear the Words of their Creator.
Your support enables us to support others who have served in this task for decades!
Each Fall, Wycliffe Bible Translators and our partners set aside a day to celebrate the newly translated Bibles that have been dedicated the previous year. Watching the videos of the dedications always brings me to tears as I watch people receiving the very words of God in their Mother Tongue for the first time. They are dancing, shouting and crying as they receive their Bible. Do I do the same?
Because of your support, together we can dance with people from around the world who can understand “Immanuel, God with Us” for the first time this year! Click here to enjoy our partner JAARS video celebration.
Our colleague, Nate Gordon, has written his first book. Nate and Sheri Gordon arrived in Indonesia a few years after we did but stayed about 22 years, serving the people in the area of aviation and prayer. We spent time with them in a small group and even went on vacation together! We have always loved Nate’s newsletters and his style of writing and hoped he would one day write a book.
Well, it’s here! I’ve already bought a copy and am halfway through reading it. Nate’s stories of flying into the jungle interior and watching God transform people with a Bible in their own language keeps you on your seat. The chapters are short and you can read a few at a time.
If you are looking for a gift this Christmas, we highly recommend this book. You can order it from Amazon here.
If you’re like me, you do a lot of shopping at Amazon.com. And why not? It’s convenient and fast and there are so many choices!
But did you know that if you start your order at smile.amazon.com, you can choose Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) to get a donation just because you ordered! So far, WBT has received over $36,000 from people choosing them as their non-profit of choice.
Thank you for considering this! $36,000 goes a long way to help a local translator, or print a Bible or train a consultant.
On Wednesday, Wycliffe Bible Translators celebrated the publishing of about 15 Bibles! Some were New Testaments, some were several books of the Bible, but one was the entire Bible, Old Testament and New Testament: The American Sign Language Bible!
For the first time, those who speak this language have a Bible that speaks to their heart! Many people don’t realize that the deaf need their own language. The order of their words and syntax is different than English.
We’re so excited to have been a part of this translation.
Click here for an activity that you can do with your children using American Sign Language. And then celebrate with us that between 250,000 and 500,000 people can now understand the message that God has for them: He loves them and sent his very own Son to die for them!!