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Whoop Whoop! March Dedications!

Didinga Men (Source: Africa Inland Mission)

Join with us in praising God for these March 2018 Bible Dedications! If you do the math, that is nearly 300,000 people who now have access to God’s words in their own language! Words like, But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us, from Romans 5:8!

Thank you for your prayers and finances which made this possible! 

  • Didinga New Testament and Old Testament portions dedicated on March 3, 2018.

    • South Sudan

    • Population: 60,000

  • Ngomba New Testament dedicated on March 16.

    • Cameroon

    • Population: 120,000

  • Avatime New Testament dedicated in Volta area on March 17.

    • Ghana

    • Population: 24,000

  • Tonac Mixtec* New Testament dedicated on March 18.

    • Mexico

    • Population: 45,000

  • Modla* New Testament dedicated on March 24.

    • Americas

    • Population: 14,300

  • Baeggu New Testament dedicated on March 24-25.

    • Solomon Islands

    • Population: 10,000
      *pseudonym

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Posted by on April 13, 2018 in Bible Translation, Praise, Wycliffe

 

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Happy Resurrection Day! (again….)

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2018 in Bible Translation, Family

 

2033 is just 15 years away!

Photo by Samantha Sophia on Unsplash

So who cares about 2033? Up until a few minutes ago, I didn’t, but then I read these statistics:

  • 95% of the global population will have access to a Full Bible

(languages with greater than 500,000 speakers)

  • 99.9% of the global population will have access to a New Testament

(languages with greater than 5,000 speakers and less than 500,000 speakers)

  • 100% of the world’s population will have access to at least some portion of Scripture

(portion estimated at 25 chapters in languages with less than 5000 speakers)

These numbers were provided by our partners at Every Tribe Every Nation.This organization was started by 10 leading business people (including Hobby Lobby). They have come together to provide strategic leadership and funding to advance the Gospel.

In the meantime, there is work to be done. 1900 languages still have no translation under way.

What could you personally do to help remedy this? Ideas include the normal ones like prayer and finances, but perhaps God is moving in your heart to go somewhere either on a short term or long term basis. Every job, profession or skill is needed!

Contact us! We’ll help you get plugged in!  It’s the best job ever!

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Bible Translation, Uncategorized

 

Serving the Servants

Servers! (Anne, far right)

Anne works part-time at the Waxhaw Creek Apartments, an independent living facility run by Wycliffe Bible Translators for retirees, here in North Carolina. This Friday our monthly dinner was held along with a Town Meeting. Items discussed were “Scams targeting the elderly”, “soap scum”  as well as introducing our new maintenance manager, Bob Seavey.

Bob and Barb Seavey have been members of Wycliffe for 38 years, serving many of them in Peru. Barb was born in Peru and her parents were Wycliffe missionaries. After Barb’s father died, her mother came to live at the apartments until her own death. So it is a blessing to both Bob and Anne to serve this long line of folk who have served God all over the world.

Many of them continue to serve as pictured above! Thank you for being a part of this line of servers: You serve us with your prayers and financial gifts and then we serve others, some who continue to serve and some who are retired.

We love you all!

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Anne, Bible Translation

 

This just in….February Dedications!

Please join us in praising God for these Scripture dedications that took place in February!

  • Northern Thai New Testament dedication in Thailand on Feb. 2, 2018:

    • Population: 6,000,000.

    • Published in one volume but with parallel Thai and ancient Lanna scripts.

    • Available in print, on “Audio Bible” MP3 players and a free smartphone app.

  • Menya New Testament dedication in Papua New Guinea on Feb. 23, 2018:

    • Population: 25,000.

    • 400 MegaVoice units with the recorded New Testament were also available for sale.

    • A two-week Scripture application and leadership training course followed the dedication, with 52 participants.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2018 in Bible Translation

 

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This is OUR work…

Kasua Bible Dedication

I love watching videos of the “end” product: people receiving God’s Word in their own mother tongue.

Of course, it’s not the end…it’s the beginning of them receiving the very words of God in a way that they can understand it and then having the choice to be in relationship with God.

Click here to see the Kasua people of Papua New Guinea getting the Bible in their own language. If you are in a rush, fast forward to the testimony of their co-translator around 3.50 minutes. Beautiful!!

This is our work, my partners!! Thank you again!

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2018 in Bible Translation

 

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No…Thank YOU!!!

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Every time we write our thank you notes, we pray and praise over the person that we are writing to. So it was a delight to receive this email from one of our dear supporters, a woman who has partnered with us for 30 years!

I’ve gotten many thank-you notes from you over the years, so I thought, with the suggestion of my Daily Bread devotional, that my thanks to you are long overdue.

Paul said in his letter to the Philippians, “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you because your faith has been reported all over the world.”

So I want to thank you and Ken for your deep faith and diligence which brings the message of Jesus Christ to so many people around the world.

I love you and ask God to continue to bless you, which of course he will.

As I recently studied the Gifts that God has given each of us, I can’t help but give praise to God for how each of you have used your gifts for the kingdom of God. Look what it says in I Peter 4:10-11:

Each of you should use whatever gift you have…..so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ! 

Thank you for your continued prayers and support toward the mission of Bible Translation.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Bible Translation, Family

 

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