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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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!
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!
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!
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.
You need this book!
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.
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!!
Look what happened!
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Please join us in praising God for these Scripture dedications that took place in December and others we just learned about! Pray that the Scriptures will be used and result in transformed lives.
Rikou New Testament online dedication in Indonesia on Oct. 31, 2020. Population: 10,000.
Tampuan New Testament in Cambodia on Nov. 11, 2020. Population: 40,000.
South Conchucos Quechua Bible in Peru on Nov. 26-30, 2020. Population: 250,000.
Gizrra New Testament in Papua New Guinea on Dec. 6, 2020. Population: 1,350.
North Conchucos Quechua Bible in Peru on Dec. 13-19, 2020. Population: 250,000.
Guerguiko New Testament in Chad on Dec 28, 2020. Population: 25,500.
Your support and prayers were a big part of this work! Let’s praise God together for all the people who can now read the Bible in their own language!
2020 Year in Review
While some look back at 2020 as the worst year of their life, we have so much to be thankful for! God is still in control and has made a way for Bible Translation to continue in spite of the many difficulties put before our colleagues.
Rejoice with us while watching this short video of how your contributions have made Bible Translation progress this year!!
Join me in giving God’s Word this #GivingTuesday! I’m partnering with the Saare people in Nigeria to help translate and publish the first chapters of Scripture in their language. Visit wycliffe.org/givingtuesday or call 1-800-WYCLIFFE to learn more.