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Cultural Preservation

  • August 20, 2009

Preserving culture while translating the Bible is necessary because it provides communities a sense of value, contribution and belonging. Many people groups do not have their language written down, but by translating the Bible in a way that preserves their culture, individuals have more confidence and purpose.

Health

  • August 20, 2009

In many areas of the world, general health care and treatable disease and illness are a real issue. Wycliffe works in communities to not only translate the Bible, but also information on health-related issues. This serves to provide care for the whole person — both spiritual and physical. 

Literacy

  • August 20, 2009

Literacy is an important component of Bible translation because it helps make God's Word accessible to all people in a language that speaks to their heart. But literacy also opens doors and new opportunities — spiritually, emotionally, financially, politically and economically — impacting generations to come.