September 30th is a day set apart to celebrate the work of Bible translation across the globe. Even though this year has been difficult, we rejoice in the ways God’s Word continues to provide hope and comfort!
More than 50 years ago, Wycliffe founder Cameron Townsend proposed the idea of Bible Translation Day to honor the first translator of the whole Bible, St. Jerome. Today, we celebrate the privilege of having more than 400 versions of the Bible in English, and we honor the people throughout history who sacrificed so much to give us God’s Word.
We also remember that 90% of the languages in the world (representing over a billion people) still don’t have the full Bible. In addition, about 200 million people don’t have a single verse of Scripture in their language.
We believe our generation can be the one to reach all of them!
Celebrate and Pay it Forward
Think of all the times Scripture has lifted your spirit. It’s provided wisdom, peace, purpose … and the list goes on!
God wants ALL people to experience his love through his Word.
There are moms, dads, sons, and daughters who don’t have:
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
“For it is by grace you have been saved…” – Ephesians 2:8a
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” –2 Corinthians 12:9
In honor of Bible Translation Day, will you give living hope to those still waiting to hear from him today?