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Christmas Greetings!

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!

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Posted by on December 16, 2022 in Bible Translation, Wycliffe

 

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Join us to Celebrate!

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!

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2022 in Bible Translation

 

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Check out this Celebration!

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!

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2022 in Bible Translation

 

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Reaching Bible Translation Goals!

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!

Some of our residents enjoying a Christmas party hosted by a local church.
 
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Posted by on January 13, 2022 in Bible Translation, Wycliffe

 

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Watch this Video and Rejoice

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.

 

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Lots to celebrate!

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!!

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2021 in Bible Translation

 

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BBQ Fun!

Finally! After 14 months of social distancing, our independent living facility, Waxhaw Creek Apartments, had their first monthly dinner social with everyone invited to come at the same time! Most residents and all of the staff have been vaccinated so we’re all feeling more hopeful these days.

There was so much chatter going on between everyone that it was hard to break in and change the direction of all the participants. We played outdoor games, caught up with each other, ate and ate and even tried some Karaoke! Well, we’ll call it a “Sing-a-long” since no one volunteered to stand up, so we just sang songs together. We started with “Five Foot Two-Eyes of Blue” and ended with the hymn “It is Well with my Soul”!

Thank you for your support as we love and care for these retired missionaries who have served Wycliffe Bible Translators for decades.

Check out our photos!

Left to right: Anne celebrates our first major social since February 2020; Bob grills up the hamburgers and hotdogs; two tables of residents; Karaoke; corn hole; plus 91-year-old Walter who collects the garbage for the “older” residents and brings it to the dumpster for them!!

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2021 in Bible Translation

 

Bearing Breakfast

We often serve a breakfast to all the senior residents we serve in Waxhaw, NC each February, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we delivered the breakfast door-to-door this year. What a sweet surprise for each person to get a hot cooked breakfast along with a card and some cookies. We are working hard to find socially acceptable ways to serve our seniors as loneliness can affect your physical health. As more and more get vaccinated, please pray we would find appropriate ways to serve them in the days ahead.

 

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Not Growing Old

We get to observe many Seniors in our organization. Often, someone knows them from decades ago and shares stories of the wonderful ways they contributed to the Bible Translation task before they retired.

When we were recently in Pennsylvania helping to care for Anne’s mom, Anne was sharing with a visiting nurse about what a fabulous piano player her mom was. She wanted the nurse to see beyond the aging woman in front of her.

John E. Roberts wrote a beautiful poem about growing old.

They say that I am growing old
I’ve heard them say it times untold
In language plain and bold
But I’m not growing old
This frail old shell in which I dwell
Is growing old I know full well
But I’m not growing old.

What if my hair has turned gray
Gray hair is honorable, they say
What if my eye sight’s growing dim
I can still see to follow Him
Who sacrificed His life for me
There on the cross of Calvary

Why should I care if time’s old plow
Has dug some furrows in my brow.
Another house not made with hand
Awaits me in the glory land.
My hearing may not be as keen
As in the past, it may have been
Still I can hear my Savior say
Come faltering child, this is the way.

The outward man, do what I can
To lengthen out this life’s short span
Shall perish and return to dust
As everything in nature must.
But the inward man the Scriptures say
Ah, the inward man 
Is growing stronger every day.

Then how can I be growing old’
I’m safe within the Saviour’s fold
‘Er long my soul shall fly away
And leave this tenement of clay
This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise
To seize the everlasting prize
I’ll meet you on the streets of gold
And prove that I’m not growing old.

Thank you for supporting us as we serve the wonderful servants of God of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2020 in Bible Translation, Wycliffe

 

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Say What? 30 Years???

In August 1990, Ken and Anne took a trip to Dahlonega, Georgia to check out Wycliffe Bible Translators. One month later, we signed on the dotted line and joined this organization dedicated to translating the Bible in to every language on earth so that ALL may know God and choose to take His offer of GRACE and MERCY.

Thank you for standing with us. Together we have traversed many miles and served in a number of roles. It’s one of the best decisions we made in our lives! Time flies when you are having fun!!

 

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