Word Alive Now Blog

A tale of two consultants

By Ruth Richert | Jul 12, 2024

The Bible translation movement desperately needs more translation consultants. In Peru, two fathers from very different backgrounds are training to fill this crucial role.

The name of the true God

By Wycliffe Canada | May 8, 2024

Pastor Seko knew that the word they chose to translate Yahweh would be important. It could influence whether his people saw God as distant or close; knowable or unreachable; for them or only for other people groups.

Removing roadblocks

By Wycliffe Canada | Apr 22, 2024

For years, Kai would flip through the Bible and just stare at the pages. As a Deaf person, he struggled to understand many of the words he encountered in Scripture.

A natural fit

By Guest Contributor | Apr 3, 2024

As a volunteer with Wycliffe Canada, Miguel Montes serves in a role that some might call tailor-made. When he’s not working at his main job as a field service engineer for a scientific company in Kelowna, B.C., he devotes two to three days a week to his role as a field partner liaison (FPL), serving both Wycliffe Canada and a Bible translation partner agency in Peru.

God’s secret weapon

By Jack Popjes | Mar 20, 2024

Each time Jo or I told a story to the Canela people about Jesus performing a miracle, they told us a story of the great exploit of some Canela culture hero from their legends and myths. We tried to tell them that the stories we told them were special, true, real, and unique. Our stories were about the Great Father’s Son. They didn’t understand the difference. We prayed that someday they would.

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 new 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.