Pandemic restrictions are changing operations for nearly every business under the sun. Read our full coronavirus coverage here.
Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm, is tracking the changes taking place across industries. On Tuesday, it issued this grim assessment:
Fiscal and monetary policymakers across the world have taken unprecedented steps to stabilize the global financial system and avert economic catastrophe, yet fiscal policy still appears insufficient, in both size and scope, to avoid mass business closures.
Wycliffe USA’s Andy Keener says COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns affect Bible translation, too. Teams are still translating God’s Word, he clarifies, but how they do it is changing. It’s easy to transition work online in places with reliable access to WiFi, “But…not [everyone has] internet at home, so it can be a challenge,” Keener says.
How Wycliffe USA supports Bible translators
Keener is part of a “task force” Wycliffe USA organized to support and communicate with its teams and partners globally. “We have people serving in countries all over the world, with different organizations in each place… each of them has their own challenges and their own local situation,” Keener says.
No matter which situation it encounters, Keener says Wycliffe USA’s task force focuses on two things.
“We’re taking special care to make sure that people are in a good position to first, be safe, second, continue to serve the community that’s around them.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to help Bible translators overcome any challenges they may face during these difficult times.
- Pray for adequate funding and resources so Bible translation work can continue.
- Pray believers will have faith to overcome the widespread spirit of fear.