Wycliffe Bible Translators has announced new dates for its latest Discover Online event. The event, which is for those interested in discovering how Bible translation is bringing transformation to people and communities across the world, will comprise two online webinars on Thursday 22 October and Wednesday 4 November. Both will start at 8pm and be held as Zoom meetings.

Running under the title ‘Bible translation through local eyes’, Discover Online will provide the opportunity to hear about the impact of Bible translation through the eyes of people working today to bring God’s word to their own communities.

Webinar 1: Lives being transformed in Nigeria

Thursday 22 October 2020 at 8pm via Zoom

The first webinar will feature live conversation with Nigerian Bible translators, who will reveal how they came to be involved in Bible translation, the difference it has made in their lives and communities, and the challenges they face as they seek to bring God’s word to their people.

Webinar 2: In conversation with Serge Razafinjatoniary (Director for Southern Africa)

Wednesday 4 November 2020 at 8pm via Zoom

In the second webinar Serge Razafinjatoniary, Director of the work in Southern Africa, will share ways in which he has seen God change people’s lives through Bible translation, and talk about his hopes for the future of Bible translation in Southern Africa.

Both webinars will offer an opportunity for questions and answers.

Neil Graham, Wycliffe’s Director for Churches, says: ‘It is always a great privilege to hear stories from people on the front line of Bible translation; these webinars will give unique insights into what the life and work of a Bible translator can look like, and the many challenges faced by those leading these vital translation projects.’

Those interested in participating can find out more information and register at wycliffe.org.uk/discover.


Notes to Editors

1. For further information, call Jeremy Weightman on the Wycliffe Communications Team on 0300 303 1111.

2. Wycliffe Bible Translators seeks to enable all peoples to engage with the Bible in a language that speaks to them best. It does this through a range of activities, including Bible translation, literacy and Scripture use initiatives. Currently, Wycliffe has 360 people from the UK and Ireland serving 530 million people who speak 360 languages in 71 countries. Of the 7,300 or so languages spoken worldwide today, only about 700 have the Bible. Around 1.5 billion people (1 in every 5 people) do not have the Bible in their language. As a result, translation of the Bible into people’s languages is one of the critical needs in world mission, to enable the growth of evangelism and discipleship ministries.

3. Images. You can download the following images to accompany the press release, by clicking on the ‘Image’ link:

Image 1 – A group of three men at a listening group meeting in Nigeria

Image 2 – Serge Razafinjatoniary, Director for Southern Africa

Image 3 – Graphic with the Discover Online webinar details