Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

Wycliffe’s vision is for people from every language to understand the Bible and be transformed. For nearly 75 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages.

We also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs. Wycliffe USA is part of a Global Alliance of organizations partnering all around the world. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us — something that everyone should be able to understand in their own language. But over 1,600 languages around the world are still waiting for a translation project to begin. That’s why Wycliffe Bible Translators exists — to help these remaining languages get the Bible for themselves. And we won’t stop until all people have God’s Word in a language they understand.

Mission: To see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.

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“The moment God spoke to me was April 2, 2013,” Paulo said. “After hearing the Word of God for two days, I was asked if I am saved or not. I knew my answer was ‘no.’” But God spoke to Paulo in that moment and changed his heart. “I felt the burden I was carrying was lifted,” he said. “That very day the Word of God started to make sense.”

Paulo was a nominal Christian who joined the Rangi translation team because of the prestige it gave him in his community in Tanzania. Then one day, God opened his eyes to see what Christ had done for him and it changed his life.

You can partner with Paulo and other leaders like him who are working to reach the remaining Bibleless people groups in Tanzania: https://bit.ly/36e4Hyo
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It was originally thought that the Saare people of Nigeria could understand a neighboring language well enough that they didn’t need their own Bible translation. But when the other language community received their New Testament and the “JESUS” film, we discovered that the Saare people needed their own.

Now that they have seen the impact of God’s Word in the neighboring language, they greatly desire the same for themselves. “Any time I am reading the words of Jesus in the Gospels,” a man in a nearby community said, “I hear as if it is Jesus speaking to me directly, because it is in my language.”

As Scripture is translated into other languages in Nigeria, people have begun to understand God’s Word in ways they never have before. The Saare are anticipating how God will work in their own community.

The us-Saare translation team is working now to translate the Gospel of Luke — the very first portion of God’s Word in their language! For the first time, the Saare will meet Jesus through Scripture in a language that speaks to their hearts.

With your gift today you can partner with the Saare as they translate and publish the first portion of Scripture in their language. Learn more by visiting https://bit.ly/38j85dU.
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If you're like us, November seems like a blur of hustle leading up to Christmas. But this year, we want to intentionally focus on gratitude.

Check out this kids activity that's an easy way to help us fill our kids' minds with thanksgiving to God. http://bit.ly/2JVs7OG #KateandMack

SALE! Now through Nov. 30, get our book bundle of “Around the World with Kate & Mack” and “Kate & Mack and the Tower of Babel” for just $10! (Typical retail at $16. Does not include shipping.)

These books teach kids about languages, people and cultures, and most importantly how much God loves all of us, no matter where we live or what language we speak. https://bit.ly/3mZxxJv #KateandMack

Our Advent devotional, "The Weary World Rejoices" comes with a weekly reading, discussion questions and bonus items like these ornaments and gift tags. Download the free devotional and have fun with these colorable printables! https://bit.ly/3kQ5r2Z #Adventdevo2020

Meet the Saare people. They live in western Nigeria, on the edge of the spiritual battleground between Christianity in the south and another major world religion in the north. Only around 30% are Christian, and they face continual pressure and opposition because of their faith.

Believers need the encouragement and strength found in God’s Word as they seek to share the gospel with others — but there’s no Scripture published in the us-Saare language.

You can help change that! As part of Wycliffe’s 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign, your gift will help provide the translated Word of God in print, audio and digital text formats so it can have the greatest reach and impact.

The local church will grow deep and wide as people connect with God’s Word in a language and format they understand. You’ll provide support for believers so they can grow in their faith and share the gospel with others who don’t yet know Christ.

To find out more, visit https://bit.ly/38j85dU.

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"May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace." — Numbers 6:24-26 (NLT) #WordOnWednesday

Looking for a meaningful Christmas gift? Shop the Wycliffe Gift Catalog to choose from dozens of gift options that help bring God’s Word to people around the world.

When you give in honor or in memory of a loved one, you’ll receive a free card to download, wrap and place under the Christmas tree. Shop now at https://bit.ly/2TeAHfB. #WycliffeGifts #LiveGenerously

“Ethan and I have prayed every Saturday for several years now — we've prayed a lot of different things for them, actually the printed New Testament is just a small part of those prayers. … We pray that their young men will be faithful, their young women strong in faith, their financial needs met, that they could be 'blessed to be a blessing' and for holiness and joy in their walk with Jesus. We pray that if the national language will speak to their hearts, that they will go deep in that, and that God's Word will be living and life-changing — that they will really meet Jesus. It’s been a joy and a privilege to pray for them.” — Queena, Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project partner.

Join Queena and other faithful prayer partners today: https://bit.ly/2C29KGA #PrayWithWycliffe

Even though Advent typically brings joy and lots of Christmas carols, it might be difficult to feel that “thrill of hope” you usually sing about this year. But as we celebrate Jesus’ birth we can still cling to the promises of God and his goodness. Our free downloadable Advent devotional, “The Weary World Rejoices,” walks through lessons we can learn from characters present at the nativity. Get the devotional: https://bit.ly/3kQ5r2Z #AdventDevo2020

Download The Finish Line and help us pray for translation projects around the world that are about to be completed. http://bit.ly/2ujU3qs #PrayWithWycliffe

If you’re considering ways to make your final year-end giving count, we’ve compiled a resource for you of tax-wise giving ideas! Get your copy here: https://bit.ly/3mCfdpT #LeaveALegacy

Check out these sweet tea towels Shellie Rushing Tomlinson Author at All Things Southern is making with her granddaughters to support the work of Bible translation!

Yay, it’s Friyay and I get to tell y’all about this year’s 𝟹𝟶 𝘋𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘋𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦. ⁣

If you’ve participated in the past you know our goal is to come together as a community to live out our gratitude as we head into the holidays, instead of merely expressing it with memes and quotes.⁣

For close to two decades you, my dear friends, have reached out to the less fortunate with me by raising money for worthy projects here in our country and beyond. Together, we’ve dug a water well that continues to supply life sustaining water to an entire village. We’ve helped build an orphanage with my daughter’s non profit, and we’ve worked to see children enjoy the life-changing benefits of sponsorship through Compassion International. Yes, YOU, have done all of that, whether your gift was large or small. In preparation for this year’s announcement, I found this quote we used several years back:⁣

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴. 𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳. ~𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘰𝘮𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘯⁣

I can’t imagine a better segue into this year’s drive! You saw that grand word, right?⁣

I was praying about what our drive should look like this year when I learned my grand girls had become intrigued by a particular mission work and were planning their own fundraiser to support it... 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 to 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲! https://www.belleofallthingssouthern.com/agrandplan/

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We are passionate about telling peoples’ stories! Learn how we use our marketing and communications team to make a difference in the global Bible translation movement at our free, live webinar on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. https://bit.ly/3jzrSrm #ServingBibleless #WycliffeinAction

"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strenghtens our confident hope of salvation." — Romans 5:3-4 (NLT) #WordOnWednesday

The Lokep people of Papua New Guinea struggle to understand Scripture in the related Arop language, so church leaders requested a translation in the Lokep dialect. Learn more about this community and their Bible translation project: https://bit.ly/3dwEpe8 #PrayWithWycliffe

When we’re deeply wounded by someone, forgiveness doesn’t often come quickly or easily. Moving from bitterness and hurt to freedom can be an intensely challenging, draining process — like climbing a mountain — but it’s worth the work. https://bit.ly/3jozqgC

Check out our latest kids book, “Kate & Mack and the Tower of Babel!” Travel with Kate, Mack and some new friends back in time to discover when languages first began! Buy your copy today at a special price of just $4! https://bit.ly/3iOzuWG #KateandMack

With the holiday season almost upon us, take time as a family to count your blessings! 2020 has been a year for the books, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back and see God’s fingerprints over our circumstances. Print out this activity and add a new leaf to your gratitude tree each day! http://bit.ly/2JVs7OG #KateandMack

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Transformed. Freed. Reborn.

Through Bible translation, people's lives are forever changed as they discover the God who sacrificed it all to save them.

You’re invited to join God in this work — bringing the hope of the gospel to more people around the world.

Help people encounter the Good News by shopping the Wycliffe Gift Catalog. Explore 39 gift options that share the life-changing power of God’s Word: https://bit.ly/2TeAHfB

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https://www.wycliffe.org/giftcatalog As Christmas approaches, you might be wondering what to get your loved ones (and maybe how you can save on wrapping pape...

"Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in him is being talked about all over the world." — Romans 1:8 (NLT) #WordOnWednesday

Wycliffe knows that your goals change throughout your career; that’s why we value internal mobility and professional growth. Check out 4 ways we support our missionaries: https://bit.ly/3o8M6Mb #ServingBibleless #WycliffeinAction

We often think of church as a place we go to. But what if we viewed church as more than just a place? Learn about how the Japanese Deaf church IS the church at https://bit.ly/3eiZ83M.

God created us for relationship with him and with others. Our strongest relationships are often with our families, but some of the most beautiful relationships in the Bible are ones where God drew unlikely people together in unexpected ways. Read more about "found family" at https://bit.ly/2B47EpR!

Praise God that the Lokep translation team in Papua New Guinea is ahead of schedule and has already completed a draft of the entire Lokep New Testament! Learn more about the Lokep and how you can be in prayer for this community: https://bit.ly/3dwEpe8 #PrayWithWycliffe

[10/17/20]   In Japan, there are over 250,000 Deaf people and less than 2% know Christ. They don’t have a Bible or even a New Testament in their language. But the Japanese Sign Language translation team is working hard to bring Scripture to the Deaf in a format that touches their hearts — video.

Watch how the team itself — a found family of believers from all around Japan — has been transformed by God’s Word in Japanese Sign Language, and discover how they hope to see the world around them changed as the Deaf encounter Christ through video Scripture. Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsgiGtGnnpM

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Today 5.7 billion people speaking 700 languages have access to the complete translated Bible! Over 300 of those languages have the Bible in digital form, and at least 64 have it in audio form. That is something to celebrate!

Are you ready for Wycliffe Story Time Live? In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, we’re going to read from our Spanish translation of “Around the World with Kate and Mack: A look at languages from A-Z.” Our reader today is Wycliffe staff Lynette Bonilla, and we’re exploring the letters N, O & P. #KateandMack

¿Estás listo para este tiempo de lectura con Wycliffe “En Vivo”? En honor al mes de la Herencia Hispana, vamos a leer nuestra traducción al español del libro "Recorramos el Mundo con Kate y Mack ". Nuestra lectora del día de hoy es Lynette Bonilla, parte del personal de Wycliffe, y estaremos explorando las letras N, O y P.

Join us for Story Time on Facebook Live tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, we'll be reading from our Spanish translation of “Around the World with Kate & Mack: A look at languages from A-Z!" We can't wait to read with you!

What skills automatically come to mind when you think of a missionary? Preaching? Teaching? Killer survival instincts? Come to a free, live webinar to learn what skills actually matter on the mission field (they probably aren’t what you think!) Join us on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET. https://bit.ly/3cZbZsE #ServingBibleless

"We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." — Colossians 1:3 (NLT) #WordOnWednesday

There are about 7,300 languages spoken in the world today. But where did all these languages come from? Grab your kids and a Bible and read from Genesis 11 about how languages began, then complete a fun decoding activity as a family! https://bit.ly/3iSM9bk #KateandMack

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Let’s celebrate! 700 communities around the world now have the full Bible in a language they can clearly understand! 🙌

Why Bible Translation?

The Bible is one of the oldest and most popular books of all time. But is it just a book, or is it much more?

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us — something that everyone should be able to understand in their own language. But more than 1,600 languages* around the world are still waiting for a translation project to begin.

When people finally get the Bible in their own language, lives often change in amazing ways. People are transformed as they are led to Jesus Christ and a right relationship with God.

That’s why Wycliffe Bible Translators exists — to help speakers of these remaining languages get the Bible for themselves. And we won’t stop until all people have God’s Word in a language they understand.

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