Word Alive Now Blog

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.

Prison, Pigs, and God’s Redemptive Love

By Ruth Richert | Mar 8, 2023

Two members of the Eastern Lawa translation team share the dramatic story of their journey to faith in Christ.

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Wycliffe Canada board appoints interim president

By Wycliffe Canada | Mar 1, 2023

Wycliffe Canada’s board of directors has appointed a long-serving Wycliffe member to serve as interim president, following the resignation of Roy Eyre. Sharyn Thomson, who joined Wycliffe’s staff in 1986, brings more than 36 years of experience in the Bible translation movement in Francophone West Africa.

“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.

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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.