Word Alive Now Blog

“Chameleon” technology aids in sign language translation

By Wycliffe Canada | Jan 24, 2023

In my work with the global Deaf community, I’ve discovered that less than two percent of the Deaf identify as followers of Jesus. But new technology offered by Wycliffe and their global partners is trying to change that.

Son of Man or “pumpkin child?”

By Wycliffe Canada | Jan 11, 2023

A completed New Testament could be published very soon for the Rangi language community of central Tanzania. But recently, one reviewer noticed a startling error.

An illustrated map of the world

SIL International among winners of Amazon’s AWS IMAGINE Grant

By Wycliffe Canada | Dec 5, 2022

Wycliffe’s key partner, SIL International, is one of 10 organizations selected to receive the Go Further, Faster award, one of two awards in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) IMAGINE Grant. Winners were announced Nov. 29 on the AWS website at aws.amazon.com.…

Translating Scripture for Spain’s Deaf presents unique challenges

By Wycliffe Canada | Nov 2, 2022

Spanish Sign Language and Catalan Sign Language are the two primary languages used by the Deaf in Spain.

The most valuable thing

By Wycliffe Canada | Sep 12, 2022

At her coronation in 1953, [Queen Elizabeth] was presented with a Bible as these extraordinary words rang out in Westminster Abbey, and around the world: ‘We present you with this book, the most valuable thing that this world affords.’

Philippines language group celebrates translation of whole Bible

By Wycliffe Canada | Aug 22, 2022

On May 28 of this year, after nearly 50 years of translation work, the Barlig people of Mountain Province in the Philippines celebrated the completion of the whole Bible in their language—Finallig.

Sign language translation aids Deaf communities to access God’s Word

By Doug Lockhart | Jul 26, 2022

Although some of the world’s Deaf are able to read, it’s estimated that about 80 per cent of the Deaf throughout the world may never gain literacy skills because they have no access to formal education.

Startling dream convicts weary translator

By Wycliffe Canada | Jul 25, 2022

Over the past year, a local Bible translator serving her Timber* language group in Southeast Asia grew so discouraged that she decided to quit. Ani* now believes she was under spiritual attack.

A grandmother’s love of the Word bears fruit

By Wycliffe Canada | Jul 21, 2022

After his grandmother passed away, a young man in Peru remembered her love for God’s Word.

What God did during those 24 years!

By Jack Popjes | Jun 8, 2022

My wife Jo and I are revising, before we publish, our memoir covering 24 years of ministry in Brazil and what God did through us. Our God-given mission goal was to translate a large part of the Bible into the…