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God’s Word in Northern Thai

The New Testament is almost in the hands of the people.
  • May 15, 2017

Praise God, after more than a decade of work, the Northern Thai team is almost done with the New Testament translation!

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God Moves Mountains

  • May 12, 2017

“God moved mountains to get me into missions,” Cori Rodgers says. She knows this to be true because she has watched God remove a range of obstacles that stood between her and the mission field. Prior to 2008, Cori’s heart was broken and darkened by drugs, alcohol and sexual immorality. But that year, she accepted an invitation to attend church with her parents. In the service, Jesus transformed Cori’s heart and began to transform her life too. Slowly but surely, he removed each mountain that seemed impossible — debt, education and the burden of providing financially for her parents — in order to bring Cori to serve in the work of Bible translation. 

Featured Photo From the Field: Meet Elvis
  • May 8, 2017
  • By: Heather Pubols

Elvis Guenekean was once an atheist, firmly set against the Christian faith. His wife persistently prayed for him, despite his resistance. Her prayers were answered when Elvis was invited to participate in translating the Bible into his mother tongue, Gbaya-Bossangoa. At first Elvis saw translation as a challenging mental exercise, but as he worked to find the meaning of each verse of Scripture, he began to discover the God of the Bible.

“As I became immersed in the Word of God I began to understand the incredible love and grace which he freely gives each one of us,” he recalls. “It’s the translation of the word of God into my language that is at the base of my own faith.” Read Elvis’ story.

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Meet Pastor Montri Siriwattanapaitoon: Searching for Understanding

  • April 28, 2017
  • By: Matt Petersen

Unlike most Deaf people in Thailand, Pastor Montri Siriwattanapaitoon has an exceptional gift for reading. He can read and understand the Scriptures in his second and third languages, Thai and English. But growing up Buddhist, there was a time when he didn’t know anything about the Bible.

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A Change of Heart

  • April 27, 2017
  • By: Melissa Paredes

After receiving the Bible in their language, Amanda and Spring talk to Amanda's aunt about Jesus. And when she heard the story of creation in her own language, Amanda's aunt believed right then!

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Featured Photo From the Field: Still Going Forth
  • April 24, 2017
  • By: Becca Coon

A woman waits in line to vote in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. As a result of this referendum, South Sudan seceded the country of Sudan on July 9, 2011.

South Sudan is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse countries in Africa. The country has over 60 major ethnic groups, each with unique cultural beliefs and traditions. Such diversity has presented South Sudan with the opportunity to develop a multifaceted cultural identity as a new nation. Unfortunately, ethnic conflict continues to afflict the region even after gaining independence.

But God’s Word is still going forth. Several Bible translations are nearing completion in South Sudan and the gospel is beginning to transform these communities. Please pray for South Sudan.

Read one man’s story of God’s faithfulness while serving as a pilot in South Sudan.

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