Children’s book highlights Bible translation

Bible translation is more important than ever during these trying times and Wycliffe USA is hoping to show that to younger generations. Using their kid’s brand, Kate and Mack, they’re bringing awareness to the great need for Scriptures in all languages.

“Kate is a Wycliffe missionary kid,” says Melissa Paredes, Wycliffe USA’s associate director of education programs. “Together with her best friend Mack, they travel all around the world and learn about different people, languages, and cultures. [The characters] help kids understand God’s great love for all people, no matter where they live or what language they speak.”

The book is an adventure set around the Tower of Babel, where languages began. This is Wycliffe USA’s first storybook, straying away from their more educational curriculums.

“We help kids understand where languages began, why Bible translation is important and help teach them a little bit more about the need for Bible translation,” Paredes says.

With more than 7,360 languages worldwide (including sign languages), the need for people to have Scripture they can understand is great. Wycliffe USA also plans to have lesson plans for parents hoping to use these books to teach their children.

With the ongoing pandemic forcing many children to do school from home, parents have more opportunities to be involved in their children’s education.  Accordingly, Wycliffe USA says they’ve seen a usage increase with their homeschool curricula.

“My hope and prayer is that through the Kate and Mack books and resources, we are able to plant seeds in the next generation that will come to fruition as they begin to see God’s global heart for His people around the world, His deep desire that everyone understands His love in the language that best speaks to their heart,” Paredes says.

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Source: Mission Network News

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