Women of the Word Stories | Wycliffe Bible Translators

The Now Victory in This Not-Yet Season

  • December 19, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

The night that Jesus was born was dark. Injustice and oppression was still great, but the newborn King’s triumph was already secured. In a season of not-yet, his victory was now. So how can we learn to live in victory during our "not-yet" seasons of life?

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Relational Prayer: Talking With God as His Friend

  • July 22, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

When we treat prayer like a transaction — an exchange of our pious words for God's services — we can become convinced that God doesn't hear us or care about us. But what would it look like to treat our prayer lives as relational instead of transactional?

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Show Up: A Call to Engagement

  • July 8, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

Choosing to engage with people or service opportunities isn't always easy. What does it look like to show up, even when we don't know what will happen?

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Be Owned: A Call to Holiness

  • June 10, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

Holiness can’t be attained by practice or force of will because it’s not about simply being good; it’s about being owned. Learn more about what it looks like to be owned by God and called to holiness.

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Let Go: A Call to Repentance

  • May 27, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

An uncomfortable, fundamental reshaping of our hearts forces us to see beyond ourselves to the truth that life isn’t all about us. God calls his children out of the wild grasping and into the confidence of knowing we’re cradled securely in his arms.

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Named By Jesus: Invited Into Purpose

  • May 22, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

The words and labels we internalize about us can carry incredible power, and they can often be hard to outrun. Two people in Scripture know this well: Simon Peter and Mary Magdalene.

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Seen by Jesus: Invited Into Dignity

  • February 25, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

Being seen, acknowledged and known by Jesus gives us a steadiness that allows us to name, own and move beyond our brokenness rather than be defined and bound by it.

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Beauty from Brokenness: A Conversation with Ellie Holcomb

  • February 22, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

Award-winning singer and songwriter Ellie Holcomb has a beautiful life. That beauty comes not just from the sweet moments, but the difficult seasons too. Ellie talks about how every aspect of her life, including her songwriting, is rooted in the truth of Scripture.

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Living the Song: A Conversation with Christy Nockels

  • February 7, 2019
  • By: Beth Matheson

“It’s so vital that people have the Word of God in their heart language so that they can not only read it but … be able to hear it in a way that brings context to right where they’re at.” Read about Christy Nockels' life as a worshiper, letting go of control and learning to be God's child.

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Treasures in the Dark: God Himself

Uncovering the best blessing of all
  • December 10, 2018
  • By: Beth Matheson

When we take delight in the Lord, he becomes our heart’s desire — and he promises to give us himself! Learn more about how suffering can help us encounter the greatest blessing of all: God himself.

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Treasures in the Dark: Real Togetherness

Finding community through vulnerability
  • November 14, 2018
  • By: Beth Matheson

"In that place of real togetherness, where shared suffering blossomed into shared hope, I learned how to simply be with people who are hurting. I learned to sit wordlessly, like Job’s friends did at first, and welcome tears — theirs and mine." Explore how we can learn to sit with others in their grief and pain too.

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Treasures in the Dark: Solid Ground

Finding steadiness in God's promises
  • October 26, 2018
  • By: Beth Matheson

We often experience confusion in painful or difficult times, along with a longing for solid ground beneath our feet. Explore how God has given us promises in his Word for seasons of brokenness.

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Treasures in the Dark: Empty Hands

How to praise God in the empty places
  • September 14, 2018
  • By: Beth Matheson

It’s easier to praise God when life is going the way we think it should. However, when the script we think we’ve written changes without our permission, suddenly we can feel left in the dark. How do we praise God in the dark, empty places?

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Three-Time Pioneers

  • November 30, 2017

In spite of obstacles, Marianna Slocum and Florence Gerdel decided to serve the Lord overseas. They couldn’t imagine how God would use them among the Tzeltal people.

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Meet Rajiya

  • June 23, 2017

Meet Rajiya and learn how Scripture-based trauma healing groups are helping to bring hope to women in her country.

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Unlikely Heroes: Women in Bible Translation

Two single women become Bible translation pioneers for generations to come.
  • January 30, 2017
  • By: Melissa Paredes

As human beings, we often have a narrow lens of understanding. We can often find ourselves to be near-sighted — we have no true concept of the big picture, like God does. But God is limitless in his understanding, and he is the God of...

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Meet the Napo Quechua Team

They’re helping end alcoholism and shamanism with the gospel.
  • February 29, 2016
  • By: Katie Kuykendall

Meet Maritza, Claudia and Selmira. They’re part of the Napo Quechua translation project in Peru, and are about to take several boat rides through the Amazon River system — the only way to reach the Napo Quechua villages. 

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