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SIL pilot Mark Spangler high-fives children after landing in Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo by Rodney Ballard.

A youngster sits on her father’s lap during a church service in Benin, West Africa. Photo by Heather Pubols.



News, Ideas and Progress in Bible Translation

SIL joins UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition

Wycliffe’s key partner organization has joined a group of UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), private and civil society members to further advance innovative learning initiatives for the world’s changing learning environments.

Weaving a Beautiful Translation

Weaving a Beautiful Translation

In awe. That’s how I often feel when our team is working on the translation of God’s Word into the Kisun* language, in the Caucasus region.

Word Search: Not Your Ordinary Garden

Word Search: Not Your Ordinary Garden

A translation team in Tanzania was working on translating “Garden of Eden,” but the Swahili word the translators had considered just wasn’t adequate.


A Look at God’s Transforming Power

True Liberation

True Liberation

After arguing among themselves whether to execute their missionary captives, the leaders of the terrorist group chose instead to “liberate” their car and equipment, and let them go. Part of this equipment included a film projector and films about the life of Christ.

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Our People

Featured Wycliffe Staff

Janine Meisner

Harold Penner

Sights & Sounds

Inspiring video and audio features

VIDEO – My Colour, My Language

Through the Cree Initiative, Bible translation among the Oji-Cree of Northern Ontario is affirming their identity and restoring hope in Jesus.

Word Alive archive

Church leaders use Scripture-based trauma healing to treat despair in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (web edition, 2018)

Word Alive magazine

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