Why are we so excited about God’s word here at Wycliffe? Are there still people groups out there who don’t have access to the Bible? Is the Bible really that important?
We love this inspirational video by mission organisation AsiaLink, which deals with several questions surrounding Bible translation.
When someone reads the Bible in their second or third language, even if they can understand it, for most people, it doesn’t speak to their heart. The gospel message is incredibly powerful, but loses some of its impact when filtered through a second language.
‘Without God’s Word in their own languages, Jesus had always sounded like an unintelligible foreigner shouting through a pillow, far removed from their own lives and desperate questions.’ Catherine Rivard, translator