Deaf communities represent some of the least reached language groups in the world. According to Deaf Bible Society, there are an estimated 70 million Deaf using over 400 different sign languages today. And not one of these languages has a complete Bible in their heart language. Watch how a team of Deaf Bible translators in Thailand is working diligently to make the Bible available and accessible in Thai Sign Language — the language that speaks to the hearts of the Thai Deaf community.
No matter where you are in your career right now, you can be a part of what God is doing through the work of Bible translation.
Imagine reading the Bible in the language you learned in high school. Could you comprehend the concepts? Would you get frustrated and give up? For so many people around the world, that’s their reality. A Bibleless people group is a language community in need of a Bible translation. They have no known Scripture and no active translation project. Everyone should be able to read and understand the Bible in their language. But what if that’s not an option? You might be surprised to learn just how many people don’t have access to God’s Word in their language.
Elizabeth shares about being a storying consultant, detailing everything from how she acquires hot water to the kind of food that she eats while there, and even activities like mountain-climbing. Elizabeth also talks about how she helps South Asian Christians translate Bible stories into their own language.
Merry Christmas from Wycliffe’s President and CEO John Chesnut and his wife, Kelly! With such a large family, Christmas is a special time for the Chesnuts; their whole family gathers together! But it’s also a time to celebrate their even larger family: the body of Christ. Step into the Chesnut’s home as they share about what Christmas means to them and celebrate with communities around the world who are experiencing Christmas in a brand new way this year.
You never know when your actions will have a life-changing impact on someone. Robert Buntin didn’t grow up in a Christian home, but his life began to transform when someone invited him to church. “[He] saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself,” Robert said. Conversely, his wife, Amanda Buntin, doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t in church. She saw first-hand the impact of missions work when she went on short-term trips. They grew up in completely different environments with different life experiences, but watch their story to see how God perfectly prepared them and shaped their hearts to serve together in missions.
Beth Fuller realized that God couldn't work in her life until she gave up her dream to him. Sometimes that means the dream dies and becomes ashes. But God can take those ashes and make something beautiful out of them.
In many language communities, Bibles end up not being used — not because people don’t want Scripture but because of low literacy rates. Without literacy training and classes, it can be difficult for communities to enjoy reading. Literacy opens the door to education and Scripture engagement. That’s why the Keliko people of South Sudan, who recently received the New Testament in their language, are focusing on literacy in education and the church by hosting literacy workshops.
God’s Word is transforming communities in Indonesia, and you can own your part in the work of Bible translation!