This is an amazing and exciting news. The result of what God has been doing among the nations.
In November 2011 there were about over 340 million people speaking 2040 languages still needing Bible Translation to begin, but the current (from November 2012 report) estimate suggests now around 209 million people speaking 1,967 languages may still have a need of translation work to begin. That’s incredible progress in bringing God’s Word to people in the language they understand best.
Wycliffe is partnering with other mission organizations to bring the Good News to the people in language they understand best in their hearts. In 1999 Wycliffe and key partners adopted Vision 2025, that by the year 2025 a translation project would be in progress for every language group that needs it. This goal does not only include translation projects, Wycliffe and its partners produce thousands of resources for literacy, education, health and other development-related goals (from Wycliffe Global Alliance).
We are anxious to join this movement to see how God is at work among the people in South East Asia. Through language-based development, we will join one of Wycliffe’s strategic partner organizations, SIL International. It is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide as they build capacity for sustainable language development through research, translation, training and materials development. Dave will be overseeing the operations of the office and working with partner organizations, meanwhile, Helen will manage support and human resources.
Wycliffe and SIL exist to eradicate Bible poverty so that all language communities will have the opportunity to be transformed by God’s Word and ultimately reflect God’s glory (Bob Creson, President of Wycliffe. USA).
We would not go without a strong team of prayer partners lifting us up and encouraging us on this journey, and we cannot go until we meet 100% of the month budget that has been set for us. Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to join our Partnership Team. You can go HERE to see how you can join our team in bringing the Word of God to the language they understand best.