Word Alive Now Blog

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.

Quechua translators reach Bible translation milestone

By Wycliffe Canada | Apr 19, 2022

Translation of the Old Testament into the Eastern Apurímac Quechua language of Peru has been completed. As a result, the minority language group will soon have access to the entire Bible in the language that serves them best.

An important distinction

By Wycliffe Canada | Mar 28, 2022

My husband Will was working with a local translation team. One day, we were reading Mark chapter 6. It says that Jesus sent out his disciples, saying, “Take nothing for your journey except a staff.” One of the translators asked me, “How old were the disciples?”

Ukraine Response: Wycliffe Poland

By Wycliffe Canada | Mar 15, 2022

As of this week, more than 60 per cent of the people fleeing Ukraine have come to Poland — more than all other European countries combined.

“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.