Author: Wycliffe UK

An Open Door Opens Hearts

God works in many ways to reveal his love for people – through acts of kindness, a word timely spoken, and truth from the Bible. One Christian Lenthomi woman could never have imagined where an unexpected visit from a neighbor in need would lead.

Where do we start when the world is so big?

The Great Commission sometimes seems just a little too... great: 7.6 billion people, 7 continents, 7000 languages, 17,000 people groups. Jesus must be made known in all those languages. I do not know where to begin.

We Have Never Heard Anything Like It!

A church congregation in Cameroon hears the Easter story in their own language for the very first time.

What’s an endangered language?

Pandas. Elephants. Monarch butterflies. We’ve all heard of endangered species (especially the cute ones), and know there’s value in preserving them. But what about endangered languages?

From Atheist to Bible Translator

Growing up in a restrictive West Asian country, Reza never embraced Islam, which is the majority religion of his country. Instead, he considered himself an atheist. As a college student, he vocally shared his opinions on his university campus. One day, his...

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When your Bible is Illegal

Suspecting that Lily might be a religious extremist, they confiscated the phone and detained her at the airport for questioning.The interrogation lasted two hours, as the officers tried to make her incriminate herself. But Lily felt no fear as she calml...

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Spreading the Word

I was reminded this month that God never lets any of our experiences go to waste. Nine years ago I worked for Trans World Radio. These days radio programmes are a very important aspect of our work here in Mbeya, especially in a culture that sees reading as ...

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More Than Words

The specific challenges that will come up in translating the Bible for a specific people group are hard to anticipate, and often don’t become apparent until a translation is tested in the community. A recent example of this comes from Asia.

Good news travels fast

If you heard a great story, how long would it be before you shared it with someone else? Probably not long. You’d be even quicker to share it if you were from one of the world’s oral cultures.

Where Faith Comes By Hearing

Jo Clifford shares a great step-by-step account of one of the many trips she takes to record Scripture, this time to Mpanda in Tanzania. From invitation to hanging blankets over wooden frames, this is a brilliant window into the world of Scripture audio rec...

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Finally knowing what it means to depend on Christ

Many Dukawa speakers finally know what it really means to believe and depend on Christ, whereas before they had not really understood. Over 3,800 Dukawa people have turned to Christ as a result of hearing God’s word in their own language! In early 2016, af...

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When the spoken word is more powerful

Nearly 70% of people in the world are from oral cultures. Even when they can read and write they often prefer to learn through oral means. This means, for Bible translation, that we must find appropriate non-print formats in which to present God’s word.

Proclaiming the word of God

Sometimes translating the Bible is a long process. Take the Bakossi language of Cameroon, for example, the project first started in 1974. The running of the project was taken over by CABTAL*  during the  1990s and the Bible was finally launched in 2011, 37 ...

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The Bible for the Unreached

Did you know that there are about 400 sign languages in the world and none of them yet have the whole of the Bible? Deaf Opportunity Outreach (DOOR) International, which has a centre in Kenya, is working to change this.

Ethnoarts – Creating culturally authentic Bibles

Wycliffe UK writes: "In most Western cultures, important messages are communicated in print. Many other cultures around the world, however, communicate important messages through pictures. One such culture is found in Wewak, Papua New Guinea, among speakers...

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Making audio scriptures in Tanzania

The majority of people in the world belong to oral cultures. For them, faith literally comes by hearing. With this in mind, one of the tools we use to share Scripture with these communities is audio recordings of Bible stories! So how does Scripture go from...

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