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75 years!! Whoop! Whoop!

William Cameron Townsend

I clicked on the video and heard the voice of Wycliffe Bible Translators founder, William Cameron Townsend, speaking and reading verses from the Bible.

Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” 

We’re celebrating 75 years of a concerted effort to give everyone, all people, God’s very words in their own tongue.

And by “we’re” I mean YOU and I!! 

Click here to watch a short video with beautiful images of some of those people who have benefited from your sacrificial prayers and gifts.

This video just gave me the chills! I can’t wait to meet these brothers and sisters in Christ one day in heaven!!!

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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Did you know????

Through a charitable gift annuity (CGA) with the Wycliffe Foundation you can give a significant gift to Bible translation projects and member ministries while receiving monthly income for the rest of your lifetime.

Advantages of a CGA include:

  • Receive fixed income payments that arrive when it’s best for you.

  • Use the secure income to supplement your retirement needs and help provide financial security.

  • A portion of your income will be tax-free and you will qualify for other substantial income tax deductions.

The process to create a CGA is easy — just request the two-page application by calling the Wycliffe Foundation toll-free at 877-493-3600 or emailing info@wycliffefoundation.org.

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Two Verbs: Come & Go

Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 2.28.16 PMWycliffe Bible Translators is celebrating 75 years of existence in 2017! We’re proud to have been part of that heritage for over a third of that time (27 years). On the occasion of their 50th anniversary, acclaimed preacher, Billy Graham, spoke to a group of people about the importance of Bible Translation.

Listen to this 2+ minute Billy Graham video of his impassioned plea for workers! In it he says, “It might be said that Jesus only had two verbs: ‘Come & Go’. Come unto me and Go into all the world!” 

Thank you for being a part of this important work. We’re doing it together!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Bible Translation, Uncategorized

 

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3000…not a bad number!

3000 NTWycliffe Bible Translators recently celebrated their 3,000 translated Bible! It’s so great to be part of an organization that is ridding the world of Bible Poverty. 

Thank you for your part! Less than 2,000 Bibles to go!

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in Bible Translation, Uncategorized

 

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No…THIS is Us

tim-marshall-114623There is a popular television show running (which I’ve never seen). It’s title is This is Us.

As I sat and read what our partner Wycliffe Associates accomplished last year, which included the work of Ken, I thought, “No, THIS is us.”

Your prayers and financial support allowed Ken to take a multitude of trips in order to support our national Bible Translators. Together, much was accomplished.

Here are the stats:

  •   Currently Accelerating the work of Bible translation in 76 countries

  •   Last year mobilized 7,097 volunteer and staff members to advance the cause of Bible translation throughout the world in 76 countries

  •   Installed 544 Bible Translation Acceleration Kits (BTAKs) in 48 countries for 788 language communities since started installing BTAKs

  •   315 new translation projects started in 2016 using Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation (MAST) workshops

  •   Improved hundreds of facilities for Bible translation around the world

Nicely done, partners.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Bible Translation, Family, Uncategorized, Wycliffe Associates

 

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It’s a big deal…to some

It’s so wonderful to see people using their God-given gifts. Often times it doesn’t even feel like work for them.

Ken’s work includes training nationals on Bible translation software. Since everyone learns in different ways, he always includes a variety of modalities when he teaches. Although each course is different, he often teaches and demonstrates how to use the software and/or has the course participants read the material on their own. This is often accompanied by a related video, practicing the concept alone, or solidifying their newly learned material by demonstrating it to their classroom neighbor.

In his most recent trip, Ken created a support document and sent it to our Indonesian counterparts in advance so they could translate it into bahasa Indonesian for the class. They could now read in their Mother Tongue, the language that not only speaks to the heart but facilitates comprehension in the head, to learn the software. We love it when people can use their own language to learn as well as to read God’s Words! Having documentation in your own language is a big deal for our colleagues.

Thank you for your support so that we can use our gifts for the Kingdom of God!

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Bible Translation, Ken, Software, Uncategorized

 

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Finally! Graduation

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It’s been a long time in the making, but Anne has finally graduated from college. On Friday, May 6, she received her B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications.

We are so grateful for all who prayed for us and donated funds to make this happen. She graduated debt free. We enjoyed a weekend of celebrating with friends and family including a surprise visit from daughter Christine.

 

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Anne, Family, Uncategorized

 

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