With local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, plans to establish a safe haven in countries for mother-tongue translators who are at risk of intense persecution, even death, because of their faith.
The facility, which will be located across the border from an undisclosed country, will function as a “launchpad” for Bible translation projects in difficult and dangerous regions of the world that potentially will serve millions of people.
“We need to stand with these believers,” says Tim Neu, Interim President/CEO of Wycliffe Associates, “especially seeing how much they have suffered and sacrificed for the cause of Christ.”
Wycliffe Associates has partnered with someone who previously was imprisoned and tortured for his Christian faith. After his release and escape to a nearby country, he was able to purchase land. His goal is to establish a facility for mother-tongue translators to safely work and collaborate. Wycliffe Associates is currently raising funds to build a facility on the land.
“God is putting the pieces together,” says Neu. “We can be a part of providing them a safe place to translate the Bible!”
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SOURCE: Wycliffe Associates
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to strengthen these Christians and protect them from violence. – Mission Network News