BACK IN 2008, it looked like the Torres Strait’s Yumplatok New Testament completion was only three years away. 20% of the Scriptures remained to be translated and the two local translators were making steady progress. But as SIL linguists, Michael and Charlotte Corden have found during the 26 years that they’ve worked alongside the Torres Strait Island people,…CONTINUE READING →
But are we older than we admit?
On 9 March 2014 we at Wycliffe celebrated our 60th birthday! Really? some may ask. Are you 60 years old, or perhaps 64? Do you have the year 1954 right? Well, our birth was indeed a process, so let’s take you on a short ‘journey of dates’, and you decide…
A broad smile and an even broader hat are a charming combination on this friendly man in Yimbéré, Cameroon. One of the languages he speaks is Fulfulde, a language that belongs to the Fulani people, but enjoys wide-spread use as a regional trade language used by millions…CONTINUE READING →
A warm sky and a stroll along the Mekong riverbank are a natural end to the day in Vientiane, the small and relaxed capital of Laos. The only land-locked nation in Southeast Asia, Laos was once part of French Indochina but in 1975 became a single-party socialist republic.CONTINUE READING →
A young fisherman uses old wooden goggles to hunt in the crystal clear waters of Atauro Island, East Timor. Colonized by Portugal for centuries, the fledgling nation of East Timor reclaimed Portuguese as one of its national languages after gaining independence…CONTINUE READING →
Bible storytelling is a skill that will help ordinary Christians in three ways: evangelism, biblical knowledge and disciple making. A series of training seminars on Bible Storytelling will be held during 2014, teaching the skills of crafting, telling and teaching stories that are simple, accurate to Scripture, and easy to memorise.
The 5 day Probe course is a great first step if you will be working cross-culturally and need to learn another language. It also gives a taste of what it’s like to do Bible translation.