2023 Year
in Review

Journey with us as we explore how God’s Word moved throughout the nations this year!

Together, We Reached Across the Globe

In fiscal year 2023, you helped engage 973 language groups with Scripture.

68 in Europe and the
Middle East

260 in Asia

435 in Africa

122 in the Pacific

88 in the Americas

Praise God!

135 language communities are translating God’s Word for the very first time.

million people reached
Million people reached



field partner organizations



new Bible translation interns

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different countries.

Since 1993,


total languages have been touched by God’s Word.

2,199 total languages

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Get an inside look at how God’s Word was brought to the nations in 2023.




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Fueled by a Global Prayer Movement

In 2023, Bible translators and communities around the world were covered in prayer by:

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countries that joined in prayer

Over 280,000 minutes of prayer for Bible translation were logged in 2023. We can’t wait to see what God will do in 2024!

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” — Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

Meanwhile, Back at the Office ...

We were gratefully fueled by 2,061 bags of coffee.

We joyfully welcomed 75 new staff.

We communicated in 575,682 Slack messages.

We spent 4,512,800 minutes in Zoom meetings.

Staff Awards

Most Messages Sent on Slack

Hannah DeMarco-Rice | Marketing Director
17,100 messages

“As a remote employee, Slack helps me stay connected to my colleagues. I feel like I’m right there beside them throughout the day!”

Most Minutes Spent on Zoom

Darcie Drymon | eLearning Manager
85,801 minutes on Zoom

“God has been gracious to allow us to harness the technology of Zoom to redefine our learning experiences.”

Thank You for Your Partnership!

At this exact moment last year, fewer people had access to the full Bible. But thanks to partners like you, those who lived without the hope of God’s Word in their language can now celebrate a deeper intimacy with Scripture. 


Today, there are there are almost 1.5 billion people still waiting for the full counsel of God. Will you help finish the work?

Discover stories of God's faithfulness in 2023.

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Engaging with Our 2,000th Language

From 1993 to 2014, Seed Company partnered with 1,000 language communities to translate Scripture. Since then, in less than half that time, the number has doubled.

Now, 242,500 Kuku people eagerly await having access to New Testament books in their heart language. This is Seed Company’s 2,000th language engagement. “We are greatly favored and loved by God!” one translator declared.

Reflecting on Seed Company’s mission to accelerate Scripture translation and impact, CEO Larry Jones said, “I feel truly humbled and blessed that God has granted Seed Company, our investors, and our field partners such a phenomenal share in the Bible translation part of the Great Commission cause.”

Read more to learn about how our organizational pillars have helped us reach this incredible milestone. 

Celebrating Three Decades of God’s Work

God says this about his Word: “I send it out, and it always produces fruit” (Isaiah 55:11 NLT). Only God knows how many lives have been transformed since Seed Company was born 30 years ago, but his work is evident in story after story.

Jean Claud sold tarantulas for idol worship but led his whole family to Christ after listening to Mark’s Gospel. Christina accepted Christ days before planning to join the Communist Party; she became a translation consultant instead. And Wilmer defected from a revolutionary terrorist group after hearing Scripture on the radio. All praise and glory to our God who transforms lives!

We are so grateful for the legacy of our founder, Bernie May, whose own life story is a testimony to the transformative power that comes from simply following God’s lead. Watch this video where Bernie encourages our Seed Company staff to “just pray and take the next step,” listening for God’s direction. 

Dedicating the Kobas and Kosarek New Testaments

On the remote island of Papua in Indonesia, Kobas and Kosarek speakers are rejoicing over the arrival of New Testaments written in the words they understand best! Each community celebrated in their own way, holding dedications a few days apart in August of 2023 to welcome thousands of copies delivered by plane.

Each New Testament offers hope for spiritual transformation set aflame by the power of God’s living Word in their languages. “People who listen to God’s Word have harmony in the household and between villages,” one Kosarek speaker said—a result also reported by the Kobas as Scripture was translated. Read more about these dedications as experienced through the eyes of one Seed Company writer.

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