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Brighten a Life on Bible Translation Day
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Thank you for participating this year!

Each year we start a global, social conversation on why the Bible matters. It’s called #WhyBible. This year, we're focusing on encouragement and helping you live out 1 Thessalonians 5:11a (NLT) — “So encourage each other and build each other up.”

September 30 is a day set aside to honor the work of Bible translation. The U.S. has celebrated Bible Translation Day every year since 1966 when the House and Senate first proclaimed it a holiday. 

We all know that the Bible is transformative; it brings hope, life and salvation. God calls us to share the Good News with others, and Bible translation makes it possible for people to understand the gospel in a language and form they can clearly understand.

God also calls us to be encouragements to one another — to our family members, neighbors, coworkers and even strangers. One way to live out the call of Scripture is by lifting up other believers and pointing them to the truth that they’re seen, known and loved by God. After all, everyone needs to be encouraged that they matter!

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Choose Your Encouragement Adventure

This Bible Translation Day, join us in sending short, encouraging notes to people around the world. If you post on social media, use the hashtag #WhyBible. Let’s flood social media with kindness and spread the love of Christ this September! 

We’ve created two easy ways to participate in this global campaign, so choose your adventure!

Encourage a Missionary

God’s called missionaries to serve, but they encounter obstacles and disappointments just like we all do. A short note of encouragement to a Wycliffe missionary goes a long way.

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Encourage a Friend

Who’s impacted your life and faith? Share an e-card with them to let them know how much they matter!

VIEW INSTRUCTIONS
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Encourage a Missionary

It’s easy to send a quick note to a Wycliffe missionary or missionary family serving around the world!

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Click on a region below to see missionaries serving there.

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Select the name of a missionary to view their profile.

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Click “Send a Note” and write an encouraging message to the missionary!

Africa

Africa

Americas

Americas

Asia

Asia

Europe

Europe

Pacific

Pacific


  • Share your favorite Bible verse or Scripture that encourages you!
  • Say: “Thank you for helping share God’s Word with people in ____.”
  • Write a short prayer for the missionary and/or their family.
  • Begin with: “I don’t know you but just want to tell you …”

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    Encourage a Friend

    Share one of these beautiful e-cards on social media and tag a family member, friend or loved one who’s inspired you, helped you in your knowledge of Scripture or has encouraged you in your faith. You can even download the images to share them with more people. When you post, don't forget to use #WhyBible!

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    Thanks for joining us. We’re excited to see how God uses your words to make a difference in the lives of people around the world!

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    Don't forget to tag the friend you want to encourage, and use #WhyBible when you do!

    Don't forget to tag the friend you want to encourage, and use #WhyBible when you do!

    Don't forget to tag the friend you want to encourage, and use #WhyBible when you do!

    Don't forget to tag the friend you want to encourage, and use #WhyBible when you do!

    Don't forget to tag the friend you want to encourage, and use #WhyBible when you do!

    Don't forget to tag the friend you want to encourage, and use #WhyBible when you do!