Will you consider partnering with me?
I have accepted an assignment with Wycliffe Bible Translators to work in Equatorial Guinea—a small country in West Africa. I will be serving as a translation consultant in training. Translation consultants focus on the exegetical side of translation work, and check back-translations of ongoing projects for accuracy and faithfulness to the meaning of the biblical text. Equatorial Guinea has 11 indigenous languages, and God has been bringing a lot of spiritual revival in recent years. Up until recently there had not been spiritual freedom, and now people are beginning to grow, and the truth of God’s word is spreading.
There is still much work to be done in the indigenous languages. I will be joining a team of various Wycliffe missionaries from different countries. Because I will be training to be a consultant, once I have reached that level of experience I will be able to help other translation projects around the world. It is my plan and desire to do this for the rest of my life, Lord-willing.
Wycliffe and its affiliates have a vision to start the translation of all the remaining 2000+ languages that need one by 2025. I’d be honored if you’d join me in being part of that ambitious goal. I’m so glad to be a part of a church that cherishes the Word of God and realizes the crucial importance of centering all of life around it. Churches begin with the Bible. Christians are born and sustained by the Bible. That’s why I’m heading this direction.
My next step in the coming months is to partner with enough people like you so that I can move to Equatorial Guinea by January, 2013. Whether it is through prayer or giving financially, your partnership will be a tremendous joy, and a much-needed one. Paul makes it clear to the Corinthians that there are no lone-ranger Christians, and missionary Bible translators are no exception. If you would like to receive updates from me along this journey, or are just curious to hear more details, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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