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No way back

By Ruth Richert | Feb 13, 2024

A young woman trades her dream of “a simple life” to prepare for Bible translation work in Southeast Asia

Finding a “market” for oral Bible stories

By Ruth Richert | Feb 5, 2024

In Southern Thailand, relationships are central to evangelism. It takes time and effort to connect with people, to prove that you are sharing the gospel out of love for them, not because you have ulterior motives, or are trying to somehow score cosmic brownie points. Anything less than real trust and care doesn’t work, because these people have a lot to lose. 

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“This is our book, too!”

By Guest Contributor | Dec 12, 2023

Visitors to a prison in Central Asia gave Payam a Russian Bible, which he read eagerly. Convinced it was the truth, he brought it with him to the prison mosque.

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Wycliffe Canada appoints Jon ImBeau as president

By Wycliffe Canada | Oct 30, 2023

Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Imbeau as its new president, effective October 15, 2023.

Exodus translation published for Quebec’s Naskapi First Nation

By Wycliffe Canada | Sep 27, 2023

The Naskapi people of northeastern Quebec now have access to the book of Exodus in their heart language.

Bible translation movement shows big progress

By Wycliffe Canada | Sep 13, 2023

More than half of all languages on earth now have Bible translation work happening—some for the first time and some working toward complete Bibles or undergoing revisions.

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When words change their meaning

By Wycliffe Canada | Aug 9, 2023

The Plain English Version (PEV) Mini-Bible is an English translation of the Bible designed specifically for Aboriginal Australians who speak English as a second language.

New Wycliffe video features Canadian author Ann Voskamp

By Wycliffe Canada | Jul 11, 2023

“If we care about people actually having life in the world,” says writer and speaker Ann Voskamp, “. . . how can they know what it means to be fully human apart from God’s Word?”

Round trip

By Wycliffe Canada | May 17, 2023

“I intended to make the navy a career, but after about 12 years on active duty, my first child was born, and my father died from cancer. I started to question my future and my priorities. I prayed for the Lord to show me the way.”

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Bible translator killed in Cameroon

By Wycliffe Canada | Mar 29, 2023

A Cameroonian man who supervised Bible translation work in the Mfumte cluster of languages in Northwest Cameroon has been killed, after being kidnapped by a group of armed men earlier this month.