The Tide

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The following words seem appropriate to the work of Bible translation in our time:

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat.
And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
(William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 4, Scene 3)

More accurate statistics on the need for Bible translation, technological advances, greater degree of cooperation among Bible translation agencies, new innovations in the methodology of Bible translation—these are some of the reasons why we are extremely positive about opportunities to accelerate the work of eradicating Bible poverty.

Praise God for these God-given opportunities to see many more people experience what someone once said: “Jesus comes to me through the pages of the Bible.”
Thank you for being part of this work that is close to the heart of God.

Véroni Krüger, President

“The Word became flesh…”

As we approach the end of 2016 we have more reasons to be grateful for than we can even begin to quantify.  We have seen Vision 2050 (completing translation of the entire Bible in 500 languages by 2050) beginning to unfold, with many developments within the organization to keep pace with the growth in our work.  

Thank you for partnering with us, as organization, church or individual, financially, in intercession or whatever manner God has led you, to be involved.

Let us praise God together for his many blessings, and be careful to give Him all glory.

Contemplating members and partners of TWFTW, I was reminded of the beautiful verse of Scripture in Isaiah 52.7 (NIV):
 
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation…

The work of Bible translation is exactly that:  bringing good news … peace …good tidings … salvation.

All of this is possible only because the Word of God became a human and lived among us. I pray that your Christmas will center around the person of Jesus Christ.

May 2017 bring the fulfillment of as many of your desires as you can handle in one year!  

Véroni Krüger
President
The Word for the World International