Word Alive Now Blog

“Pray for us,” says Bible Society of Ukraine

By Wycliffe Canada | Mar 9, 2022

A Ukrainian Bible Society team is tirelessly bringing physical and spiritual food to seniors, as well as people in bomb shelters, hospitals, and orphanages. Some are calling them “Angels of Kyiv,” says a Mar. 7 web posting by the Canadian…

Newly launched New Testament in Chad brings message of peace and forgiveness

By Wycliffe Canada | Feb 8, 2022

The Migaama New Testament was launched in a vibrant and exciting event in the village of Baro in Chad in December 2021. The New Testament represents an opportunity to emphasize Jesus’ message of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation at a time when…

Paving the path

By Wycliffe Canada | Jan 7, 2022

More than half of Papua New Guinea’s 820 languages still do not have a single verse of Scripture, making it one of the top countries of greatest need for Bible translation. Duncan Kasokason is leading the way for other local consultants in Bible translation.

Wycliffe Canada leads software development to speed Bible translation

By Wycliffe Canada | Dec 7, 2021

An international team of 12 organizations including Wycliffe Canada and its partner OneBook are providing linguists, consultants, exegetical advisers and software specialists to develop a new software tool: The Bible Translator’s Assistant (TBTA). The software has potential to speed access…

“Put us anywhere”

By Guest Contributor | Nov 2, 2021

Many people think that mission workers need to be preachers, teachers, doctors, or nurses to serve overseas. But Tony and Martha Hinton—a trained auto mechanic and a speech pathologist—prove that God can use people who are willing to go where He sends them—no matter what their skills are. 

Innovative approach helps missionary kids “hunger for school”

By Wycliffe Canada | Oct 14, 2021

Modular Study Groups (MSGs) are a non-traditional approach to education that looks quite different from typical Western-style classrooms.

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Died: Marilyn Laszlo, Bible translator who inspired missionaries to “come by here”

By Wycliffe Canada | Sep 27, 2021

The passionate storyteller spent nearly a quarter century developing written language and Scripture for a Papua New Guinea village.

It’s about the process

By Guest Contributor | Aug 30, 2021

Our goal is to see people transformed by the Word of God. Simply handing them a Bible doesn’t make that happen.

Called to peace

By Wycliffe Canada | Aug 19, 2021

In Papua New Guinea, a Scripture-based trauma healing workshop brought together people from two warring villages. A ceasefire had been in place, but it had been broken. Many lives had been lost on both sides.

SIL releases new fonts

By Wycliffe Canada | Aug 18, 2021

Wycliffe’s key strategic partner, SIL International, develops and supports a wide range of software to assist with language development activities, such as linguistic and cultural research, literacy and mother-tongue education, dictionary development, community and computer-assisted translation, and vernacular media production.…