Wycliffe Associates Banquet
April 6, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pmCategory: Ministry | Coordinator: Ben Carroll
The Huntsville community is invited to a Wycliffe Associates banquet on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 6pm at the Holiday Inn in Research Park (5903 University Drive). Banquet guests will hear how God is working amid civil unrest, tribal wars, spiritual warfare and persecution against Christians to advance Bible translation faster than ever before. The event is free but dinner reservations are required to help plan the event. Deadline for registration is April 2nd. Please contact Ben Carroll at (256) 772-0185 or firstname.lastname@example.org for complimentary tickets to this special event.
Watch this video to see a glimpse of the amazing things that God is doing through this great ministry:
With more and more regions of the world presenting very real dangers to Christians and Bible translation efforts, Wycliffe Associates is using technology to protect mother tongue Bible translators. This initiative, called Tablets for National Translators (TNTs), places basic computer tablets loaded with Bible translation tools and other applications into the hands of mother-tongue Bible translators, including those who live in high-risk areas.
“A Bible in their hands is like a target on their backs,” says Bruce Smith, President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates. The computer tablets, however, enable mother-tongue Bible translators to work discreetly and safely and to back up their work online for safe keeping. The tablets also allow for secure online collaboration with other translators and consultants.
More than facilitating security, Tablets for National Translators is accelerating the progress of Bible translation in conjunction with MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) translation workshops. These workshops teach a pioneering new method to Bible translators resulting in translating books of the Bible in parallel faster than ever before while maintaining the highest levels of accuracy and quality. “This groundbreaking technology, together with MAST, cuts years off of Bible translation,” says Smith. “Tablets for National Translators turn years into months.”
Wycliffe Associates anticipates that in 2019, more Bible translations will be launched in new languages than ever before. The organization has set a goal of placing 7,800 computer tablets, at a cost of $300 each, in the hands of translators to launch 600 new Bible translations this year.