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Disrupted plans

Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia CEO, Max Sahl, uses the story of Paul and his fellow prisoners being shipwrecked in Acts 27:1–28:10 to explain how God is still in control and able to lead us in mighty ways, despite the disruptions and challenges we encounter.

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Expecting the God of the unexpected

We have all been dealing with unexpected twists and turns over the past couple of years. Lyn Wake asks the question 'Are we becoming more attuned to ‘expecting the unexpected’ as the pandemic unfolds?' While it may be scary, this unexpected season offers us the opportunity to learn more about God’s character and our own place in his overarching story.

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The Bible brought to life in the Holy Land ... and hotel quarantine

20 international tourists embark on an adventure in the Holy Land. The Bible is brought to life and many develop new insights of biblical stories and concepts. Then half the group tests positive for COVID-19 and have to isolate in a foreign country. What happens during this time of uncertainty? This abridged story is from an article by All Israel News reporter, Nicole Jansezian. It explores how the team have learned to trust God in unexpected ways.

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God knew better

Greg and Rachel Shipp were set to arrive in Mexico in August 2020 with their two young daughters. The family was preparing to work with indigenous language communities in the Southern Mexican town of Oaxaca (Wa-ha-ca) but those plans had to change when COVID-19 hit the world stage.

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Trusting God in a world of suffering and uncertainty

What does it look like to trust that God is ‘in control’ of a world in pain? Susanna Baldwin works with the Australian Society for Indigenous Languages (AuSIL) in the north of Australia. She shares about the unexpected ways God has used some of the difficulties she has faced in recent years to use her situation for his glory and learn how to comfort others in their pain.

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Bibles and backpackers in the Outback

Last year, the Anmatyerr Mini Bible was published with the help of The Bible Society and dedicated in four communities. The Mini Bible dedication opened opportunities for Anmatyerr people to engage with Scripture . . . and connect with other people in the community in unexpected ways.

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Partnership development in a world of uncertainty

Paul and Nicola Mangohig are Wycliffe Australia members preparing to head to Vanuatu to work with SIL in a translation, Scripture engagement and community development project. The Mangohigs moved to Darwin in 2020 to be closer to Paul’s family. While they continue working, they have also started raising financial and prayer support, and raising an energetic toddler. Discover what it looks like for this young family to prepare for the work God has called them to in the face of change and uncertainty.

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Partnering in Bible translation for Indigenous Australian languages

By Max Sahl  |  Wycliffe Today Spring 2021 Wycliffe Australia is very proud of its members working in translation and Scripture engagement projects right here in Australia. In our own backyard, ...

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Diamonds in the rough

As we celebrate the diamond anniversary of AuSIL this year, Lyn Wake reflects on the type of gems that really do last forever - gems found in the Bible. Much like raw diamonds, there are priceless jewels in God’s Word, always there for us to uncover if we become ‘spiritual miners’.

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The future looks bright: capacity building for Indigenous leaders

Philip Townsend has recently become the new Director for the Australian Society of Indigenous Languages and Australia Timor Group (ATG) which oversees it. He shares about the direction for the organisation and hopes to include more Indigenous members at all levels.

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Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...