Word Alive Now Blog

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…

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“I cried for the first time in my life”

By Wycliffe Canada | Jun 2, 2022

Imagine a region torn by war. The militia controls public life. People live in fear. How can the translated Word of God make a difference? How can it even get to people? In that troubled region in West Asia, four…

A heart filled with honey

By Wycliffe Canada | Apr 27, 2022

As a child, Stella had enjoyed school on the few occasions she was able to attend. But because there was no one to sponsor her education in Cameroon’s Ndop Plain, she had to drop out.

Delivered from darkness

By Wycliffe Canada | Apr 22, 2022

Growing up under communism as part of a minority language group in Asia, Bota knew nothing about Jesus. But as a young adult, she grew increasingly curious about the meaning of life and whether God existed.

“Just trust me!”

By Wycliffe Canada | Apr 21, 2022

When Danny Foster was first approached about serving as CanIL’s president, he said no. He was having the time of his life, as training co-ordinator for an ambitious Bible translation project in Tanzania, East Africa.