God was the furthest thing from Allan Waike’s mind. As a long-distance truck driver, he thought life on the road was exciting. He spent his days chasing his next paycheck and then spending it on beer with his friends. Then one day, Allan was in a road accident. A 20-ton container fell on the cab of Allan’s truck, crushing both of his legs. He lost his legs and, consequently, his job and source of income.
Allan was overcome by grief and anger, but God radically redirected his life through translated Scripture.
Confined at home in his wheelchair, Allan began to consider his life and God’s role in it. He was given a New Testament in Mekeo, his mother tongue. As he read the Word of God, it spoke powerfully to his heart and his perspective changed. Allan became grateful for what God had given him — including his supportive family — and no longer focused on his loss. He began to live each day for Christ, putting his trust in God for his provision and joy.
Allan is now a member of the Bible translation team that is based in his village. He wants to help others receive translated Scripture and embrace new life in Christ. A gift to Bible translation this summer can change lives like Allan’s around the world. Learn how by visiting wycliffe.org/changedlives.