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Is there anything we can learn from hurricanes, storms and floods?

It seems to happened every time there’s a natural disaster–hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes–and it will happen again. Well meaning people attribute them to God’s punishment or judgment. But is there another way to look at them?

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I’ve Already Memorized It

Jean,* an SIL worker in Asia, was traveling in an area where a certain minority language was spoken.  She was part of the team translating the Scriptures for this people group, and she longed to see some evidence that God was working … Continue reading

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Making Matthew Speak Real Safwa

By guest blogger Steve Pence, Translation Administrator in Mbeya, Tanzania As we began our trip through the high country of Mbeya Region in southwestern Tanzania, my motorcycle taxi driver looked at me skeptically with the face of a mischievous teenager. … Continue reading

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God’s Word Transforming Lives Among the Ilchamus

In 2014, the Ilchamus people of Kenya brought an urgent request to Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL), the Wycliffe organization in Kenya and a partner organization of Wycliffe USA. “The evil one is taking over,” they said. “We need God’s … Continue reading

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“I love this!”

  Ann Kapteyn, an SIL translation consultant, was in a bit of a hurry as she reviewed a translation of Galatians in the Mpyemo language. This was her last morning in the Central African Republic before she returned to Michigan. … Continue reading

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Ready and Steady

The Mpyemo Bible translators were worried. They were far from home, checking their work with a translation consultant in the capital of their nation, the Central African Republic. Their country had been in turmoil for years, and now they were … Continue reading

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Words Needed

 The Good News reached Mr. Lee’s village in Southeast Asia 33 years ago. Mr. Lee, who spoke the Uka language, was intrigued.  He became even more intrigued when he learned that followers of Christ didn’t need to make sacrifices. His … Continue reading

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