Ask most people and in our experience they’ll respond with something along the lines of, “Is there still such a thing? Don’t all the languages in the world have a Bible already? What possible need could there be for Bible translation?”
But the truth is, only around 2,500 language communities already have some or all of the Bible. That leaves over 4,000 languages with no access to God’s Word unless someone steps in and changes history. That’s 4,000 language communities filled with people who either have never read the Bible, or who have been reading it in a language other than their mother tongue. It’s difficult for those of us who have always had access to one or more Bible translations in our own mother tongues to grasp what this must be like.
Thank you to all of you who partner with us as we work tirelessly to help accomplish the goal of making the Bible accessible to all people in their mother tongue. As Nelson Mandela said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” God speaks everyone’s language: please pray with us as we work to make this a tangible reality.