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Using technology to share God's Word*

Using technology to share God's Word* | Heart Language | Scoop.it
Not long ago I sat down to dinner with a friend doing Bible translation work in Southeast Asia. He told me about how a unique software program has radically changed the way our translation teams op...
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Peace between longstanding enemies in Brazil

Peace between longstanding enemies in Brazil | Heart Language | Scoop.it
Article: “Fazendo Ligações” (‘Making Connections’)
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God's word is no longer at a distance

God's word is no longer at a distance | Heart Language | Scoop.it
Jean is a Karang man living in Cameroon. Translation advisor Bob Ulfers met Jean while testing translated Karang Scripture in his village. A frail old blind man, Jean would sit at a distance and l...
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No Longer Serving Two Masters

No Longer Serving Two Masters | Heart Language | Scoop.it
he traditional religious rites of my people. “Whenever I was sick or had any kind of problem or difficulty I went to consult one of my Lutos relatives who was a shaman. And it was in these things that I really put my trust. I completely ignored that God alone is the great physician and the solution to all of our problems.
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One Month. One Mission. When God Speaks Your Language

One Month. One Mission. When God Speaks Your Language | Heart Language | Scoop.it
This month we have the privilege of partnering with Moody Radio to make an incredible difference in the lives of local Bible translators in South America! “Even before he made the world, God loved ...
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You can listen to the Moody Radio broadcasts online.

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A Prized Possession

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Do people in your church jump for joy when the Scriptures are read?

That’s exactly what happened at First Baptist Church on the island community of San Andrés, which lies off the coast of Nicaragua.
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Iran - the Word made fresh

Iran - the Word made fresh | Heart Language | Scoop.it
Relatives and close friends of Christians martyred in Iran have rejoiced together in London at the launch of a major new translation of the whole Bible into modern Persian.
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Comforted by story

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Early in life, Kristina lost two of her three children during childbirth. The emotional pain devastated her, but she was also very physically wounded. In the attempts to save the children and repair her ravaged body, Kristina underwent four agonizing surgeries. The trauma from these events lingered in her life for many years.

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Let's Talk About Multimedia

Let's Talk About Multimedia | Heart Language | Scoop.it

Is multimedia important to sharing God's Word with minority people groups? Multimedia may not seem critical to some. However, Wycliffe Singapore staffer Chew Tong, an audio specialist, has a different perspective.

Is multimedia important to sharing God's Word with minority people groups? Multimedia may not seem critical to some. However, Wycliffe Singapore staffer Chew Tong, an audio specialist, has a different perspective. - See more at: http://www.wycliffe.net/stories/tabid/67/Default.aspx?id=5146#sthash.KNDhNZmp.dpufIs multimedia important to sharing God's Word with minority people groups? Multimedia may not seem critical to some. However, Wycliffe Singapore staffer Chew Tong, an audio specialist, has a different perspective. - See more at: http://www.wycliffe.net/stories/tabid/67/Default.aspx?id=5146#sthash.KNDhNZmp.dpufIs multimedia important to sharing God's Word with minority people groups? Multimedia may not seem critical to some. However, Wycliffe Singapore staffer Chew Tong, an audio specialist, has a different perspective. - See more at: http://www.wycliffe.net/stories/tabid/67/Default.aspx?id=5146#sthash.KNDhNZmp.dpuf
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Chew is another example of people around the world getting involved in translating the Bible. Many of them, like Chew, are involved in services and programs supporting those doing translation.

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Stories from the Field - Wycliffe Bible Translators

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Annie* woke in a cold sweat. Her dream had felt so real!

The devil had captured her and she had run to the homes of other believers, but no one would help her. Then a man dressed in white started beckoning to her, and she went to him, thinking it was Jesus. Instead he grabbed her and removed his mask, revealing himself to be the devil.

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Understanding for All

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In a dimly lit church, this young Senegalese man studies his Bible intently by the light of a single window. The members of this congregation speak Creole, Manjak, and the national language - French. Though French is not the language most of them know best, many only have access to French Bibles and glean what they can from the text despite their limited understanding.

 

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The Faces of Bible Translation: Aviation

The Faces of Bible Translation: Aviation | Heart Language | Scoop.it
Think you need to be an evangelist to bring the gospel to the lost? Think again... See how these men and women have used the skills that God has given them to help eliminate Bible poverty in the w...
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Aviation is just one of the specialties deployed in translating the Bible
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articles : Faithful God, Faithful Servant: Goma Mabele’s Story

articles : Faithful God, Faithful Servant: Goma Mabele’s Story | Heart Language | Scoop.it

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shortly after the country gained its independence in 1960, Goma Mabele was raised by a single mother in a tumultuous political landscape, where poverty and death never seemed far away.

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shortly after the country gained its independence in 1960, Goma Mabele was raised by a single mother in a tumultuous political landscape, where poverty and death never seemed far - See more at: http://www.wycliffe.net/stories/tabid/67/Default.aspx?id=5883#sthash.b2KM8DkD.dpuf
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God's word is no longer at a distance

God's word is no longer at a distance | Heart Language | Scoop.it
Jean is a Karang man living in Cameroon. Translation advisor Bob Ulfers met Jean while testing translated Karang Scripture in his village. A frail old blind man, Jean would sit at a distance and l...
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articles : Faithful God, Faithful Servant: Goma Mabele’s Story

articles : Faithful God, Faithful Servant: Goma Mabele’s Story | Heart Language | Scoop.it

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shortly after the country gained its independence in 1960, Goma Mabele was raised by a single mother in a tumultuous political landscape, where poverty and death never seemed far away.

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shortly after the country gained its independence in 1960, Goma Mabele was raised by a single mother in a tumultuous political landscape, where poverty and death never seemed far - See more at: http://www.wycliffe.net/stories/tabid/67/Default.aspx?id=5883#sthash.b2KM8DkD.dpuf
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The Deep Congo

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The mighty Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congo is Africa’s most powerful river, one of the deepest rivers in the world, and as turbulent as the history of the lush heart of Africa in which it travels. Dealing with 215 living languages, diverse cultures and difficult terrain, the church in DRC is supporting Bible translation projects however they can. Andy Alo, a professor of the Africa International University, insists that ...

hree men paddle along in their dugout canoe as the sun sets over the mighty Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congo is Africa’s most powerful river, one of the deepest rivers in the world, and as turbulent as the history of the lush heart of Africa in which it travels. Dealing with 215 living languages, diverse cultures and difficult terrain, the church in DRC is supporting Bible translation projects however they can. Andy Alo, a professor of the Africa International University, insists that he benefits greatly fro - See more at: http://www.wycliffe.net/resources/media/inspiringimage/tabid/103/language/en-US/Default.aspx?id=5894#sthash.vuxfzLOt.dpuf
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We are like blind Barthemeus

We are like blind Barthemeus | Heart Language | Scoop.it
On a Sunday morning in March of 2013 in the remote city of Bili in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a pastor stands in front of a congregation and reads the story of blind Bartimaeus in Lingala, a majority language in this region. The crowd listens quietly.
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Tasting the Hope of Salvation

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For the 12 million Roma people living in Europe, discrimination has long been part of their history. Because of their mysterious and often nomadic lifestyle, the Roma can be misunderstood and treat...
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Often, peoples who are marginalized or discriminated against are the most open to the Gospel, including the Bible in their language

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Innovations in Bible Translation and Access

Innovations in Bible Translation and Access | Heart Language | Scoop.it

Bible translation movements around the world are exploring new ideas and new ways of working so all people can have God’s Word in the languages that speak to their hearts and minds.  A wide variety of new Bible translation and Scripture access strategies are under development and being tested. Some strategies are based on new technology; others are designed for specific contexts. Most of these innovations are the collaborative work of several organizations, often including Wycliffe organizations.

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Some think that computers and technology are speeding translation. They are, but there are many ways translation is being accelerated in our time.

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For Love of the Nukuoro Bible

For Love of the Nukuoro Bible | Heart Language | Scoop.it

Betty grew up on the remote Micronesian island of Nukuoro, in the Pacific Ocean. Fewer than 1,000 people live on this circle of land surrounding a large lagoon. Her father was a hard-working farmer, who harvested copra (dried coconut), and ran a small shop. He was also a church deacon and was training to be a pastor before he died in his early 40s.

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Betty is part of an exploding movement of people from all over the world getting involved in translating the Bible into their languages and into the languages of others

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Translators face threats

Despite the threat of attack from extremists, Bible translators in the Central African Republic are persisting in their work with the help of Wycliffe Associates, a global organization that empowers national Bible translators around the world.

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A place for everyone

A place for everyone | Heart Language | Scoop.it
Through their own unexpected journeys into Bible translation, the Razafiniatoniarys have developed a firm conviction that God has a place for anyone he is calling to serve.
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Plains Cree Bible translation

Plains Cree Bible translation | Heart Language | Scoop.it

Much of Gayle Weenie's time after hours is spent on a project she's passionate about: creating an authoritative Plains Cree translation of the Bible.  "I think about all those people who were punished when they went to residential school for speaking their First Nation languages... and it's now kind of coming full circle and we're trying to revive them," explained Weenie during an interview on CBC's Saskatoon Morning.

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Many native North American languages are dying. It is when those who speak the languages are interested in speaking them and translating the Bible into them that they have a chance to stay alive.

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The varied and challenging life of a Bible translation consultant

The varied and challenging life of a Bible translation consultant | Heart Language | Scoop.it
At the top left of the collage above you see a selfie taken by me, Marlon Winedt, a Global Translation Advisor (or translation consultant) with United Bible Societies, walking in Seoul as part of my daily exercise.
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