On Feb. 21, SIL, Wycliffe’s key field partner, released the 22nd edition of its authoritative catalogue of world languages, the Ethnologue. “Our knowledge about languages is dynamic–and constantly improving,” SIL notes on its website. “In 2009, the 16th edition of Ethnologue recorded 6,909 living languages. The 22nd edition (released 21 February 2019) records 7,111.” The article goes on…

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Beginning in April 2019, Dr. John Chesnut will begin serving a three-year term as the new president and CEO of Wycliffe U.S., following a transition period with Bob Creson. Creson has served as president and CEO of Wycliffe U.S. over the past 15 years. Dr. Chesnut and his wife Kelly have been members of Wycliffe U.S.…

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In February 2018, three of our Nukna co-translators (Muransi, Emson and Tángiliong) came to Ukarumpa (the main translation centre in Papua New Guinea) to help Matt revise the first drafts of Galatians and Ephesians. God certainly blessed our time together, and guided us through the many passages that were a challenge to translate accurately and…

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Dr. Jim Dean, director of Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada from 1976 to 1986, died Dec. 24 after an extended illness. He was 96. Jim is survived by his five children—Sheri Stewart in greater Toronto, Timothy in Arizona, Roseann McCool in BC, David Dean and Jonathan Dean, in Edmonton—and nine grandchildren. Jim’s wife, Gladys, died in…

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One day, two Bible translators came to visit. They brought booklets, called The Christmas Story, in the mother tongue of the villagers. The entire community was invited to hear the story.

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