Linking the Canadian Church with the world's minority language groups, to see community transformation through Bible translation, use of translated Scriptures, mother-tongue literacy and education.


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Making a Kingdom Footprint

Summer 2017

Educating more and more students for Bible translation, a flourishing Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) is expanding its training impact globally. The desire to end Bible poverty was in CanIL's blueprint when it first opened its doors in 1985 on the campus of Trinity Western University, under the name the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Originally established by Wycliffe Canada (CanIL is st...

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