Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Wycliffe's inspiring vision

I have the privilege of serving a church attended by many people who work for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Recently I went to a celebration of Vision 2025 at Wycliffe's Orlando headquarters. Vision 2025 is their plan to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by the year 2025.

I was amazed to learn that a new Bible translation program begins somewhere in the world every 5 days. With advancements in computer technology and new methods of working together, our friends at Wycliffe expect to translate the Scriptures into other languages at a much faster rate than had at one time been possible. The 2025 goal, while ambitious, is doable.

Today, however, about 200 million people around the world still do not have a Bible in their own language. If it's the truth that sets people free, we should all get behind Wycliffe Bible Translators with our prayers, encouragement, and financial support... so that Vision 2025 can become a reality and every people group can hear the good news about Jesus.

2 comments:

Paul Merrill said...

Thanks, Mike, for featuring Wycliffe.

May God bless you as you serve the Kingdom through your church and beyond!

-Paul Merrill for Wycliffe's The Seed Company
http://www.theseedcompany.org/

Bob said...

Thanks, Mike, for joining us in our celebration!

Bob Creson
President/CEO
Wycliffe Bible Translators USA