Mount Herman Christian Church
Friday, October 24, 2014
Meet You At The Mount
Wycliffe Bible Translators
"God's Word, accessible to all people in the language of their heart."
Wycliffe works all around the world. Currently their efforts serve languages spoken in more than 90 countries. The majority of the remaining translation needs represent minority languages—relatively small people groups, many of which struggle to maintain their identity in the shadow of majority culture. Often these groups have no written language of their own, and many struggle to gain the literacy skills they need to prosper in the majority culture.
The benefits of translation and literacy for these minority language groups are many. They include better health as a result of access to medical information, economic growth due to the acquisition of marketable skills, and the preservation of culture thanks to a written history. Most importantly, Bible translation brings people closer to God Himself—the One who transforms hearts. Their mission is to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.
Wycliffe Bible Translators that we currently support:
Mike and Beth Matheson: Mike and Beth currently minister to teenage Missionary Kids (MK's) at the Wycliffe JAARS Center near Charlotte, NC.
Having grown up as missionary kids themselves, they understand the needs of missionary families. They work to foster healthy families and to train up the next generation of missionaries by running a youth group for MK's, through leadership development, transition retreats, and service and mission trips which help newly arrived MK's adjust and transition to life in the U.S. as well as helping to develop MK's passion for serving in missions.
Doug and Anne Sampson: Doug and Anne currently live in Waxhaw, NC near a Wycliffe Bible Translators support center where Doug's main mission is to assist with Bible translation in the area of Biblical research.
To learn more about Wycliffe Bible Translators please click on their banner above.