Radio signals directed to isolated language groups in closed countries and regions is allowing Bible translators to get the job done.

 

Thank you!

 

Donn Hallman

 

 

https://wycliffeassociates.org/press-releases/wycliffe-associates-turns-to-old-technology-to-bring-the-scriptures-to-isolated-language-groups/

 

Wycliffe Associates Turns to “Old” Technology to Bring the Scriptures to Isolated Language Groups

 

(Orlando, Florida, USA)— Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has begun transmitting Bible translation training and ministry support materials via radio signals.

The organization has discovered language groups in isolated places that are without the Scriptures in their language and can’t be reached by other Bible translation strategies.

“Who could have predicted that God would take us back to radio, a communication technology 70 years older than Wycliffe Associates?” says Tim Neu, Chief Operations Officer. “Yet this is the only means of reaching some people, even in 2021. It takes the ‘old’ to bring in the new.”

Some of the language groups are located in geographically isolated places without infrastructure, roads, or access. Other language groups are unreachable due to repressive governments that are opposed to the Christian faith. The Internet is monitored, and it’s impossible for Christians or Americans to travel to these regions.

“In our earliest efforts, the results have been amazing,” says Neu. “In one African country, we broadcast into a majority-Muslim region. A believer immediately made his way to a telephone, found a way to speak without being overheard, and called us. In spite of the dangers, he was eager to start translating Scripture for his people.”

Wycliffe Associates plans to reach 35 new language groups by training mother-tongue translators via radio, reaching across borders to teach Bible translation methods to local believers.

“We have workers ready to begin Bible translation training and support broadcasts,” says Neu.

Wycliffe Associates currently has Bible translation projects underway in 748 languages. To date, the organization has facilitated the completion of 481 New Testaments.

Through its Church Owned Bible translation approach, Wycliffe Associates provides resources, training, tools, and support to empower national Bible translators to translate the Scriptures for themselves as they work in conjunction with their local churches.

 

About Wycliffe Associates

One of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, Wycliffe Associates was organized in 1967 by friends of Bible translators to accelerate the work of Bible translation. Wycliffe Associates empowers national Bible translators to provide God’s Word in their own language, partners with the local church to direct and guard translation work, harnessing their passion and desire for God’s Word, and engages people from all around the world to provide resources, technology, training, and support for Bible translation.

Because millions of people around the world still wait to have the Scriptures in the language of their hearts, Wycliffe Associates is working as quickly as it can to see every verse of God’s Word translated into every tongue to speak to every heart. Wycliffe Associates is directly involved with speeding Bible translation by providing technology, training, resources, logistics, networking, expertise, volunteers, discipleship, church planting, and support. Wycliffe Associates staff and volunteers are currently accelerating Bible translations in 68 countries. For more information, please see www.wycliffeassociates.org.

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May Press Release - "Safe Haven"

Posted by religion world Tuesday, May 4, 2021 0 comments

Here is our May Press Release on how Bible Translators are working around the persecution they face.

 

Thanks

 

Donn Hallman

www.wycliffeassociates.org

 

https://wycliffeassociates.org/press-releases/wycliffe-associates-plans-to-establish-safe-haven-in-countries-for-bible-translators-facing-persecution/

 

Wycliffe Associates Plans to Establish “Safe Haven” in Countries for Bible Translators Facing Persecution

 

(Orlando, Florida, USA)— Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that equips mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, plans to establish a safe haven in countries for mother-tongue translators who are at risk of intense persecution, even death, because of their faith.

The facility, which will be located across the border from an undisclosed country, will function as a “launchpad” for Bible translation projects in difficult and dangerous regions of the world that potentially will serve millions of people.

“We need to stand with these believers,” says Tim Neu, Interim President/CEO of Wycliffe Associates, “especially seeing how much they have suffered and sacrificed for the cause of Christ.”

Wycliffe Associates has partnered with someone who previously was imprisoned and tortured for his Christian faith. After his release and escape to a nearby country, he was able to purchase land.  His goal is to establish a facility for mother-tongue translators to safely work and collaborate. Wycliffe Associates is currently raising funds to build a facility on the land.

“God is putting the pieces together,” says Neu. “We can be a part of providing them a safe place to translate the Bible!”

Through its Church Owned Bible Translation initiative, Wycliffe Associates partners with local churches that need translations of the Bible in their own language by providing mother-tongue Bible translators with training, equipment, technology, and support to facilitate Bible translation for their language groups.

The organization provides tools such as computer tablets loaded with Bible translation software, Print OnDemand equipment, and Bible Translation Recording Kits consisting of equipment and software to record audio Bible translations in languages that are not written down.

In 2020, Wycliffe Associates helped launch 294 new Bible translation projects and is currently accelerating the work of Bible translation in 68 countries, with 751 Bible translations in progress.

“The Christians are asking for Bibles. They are willing to face the dangers because they are more passionate about God’s Word than they are about their own safety,” says Neu. “We can give them the Scriptures that will speak to the struggle and pain our brothers and sisters in Christ face as they live in this difficult region.”

 

About Wycliffe Associates

One of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, Wycliffe Associates was organized in 1967 by friends of Bible translators to accelerate the work of Bible translation. Wycliffe Associates empowers national Bible translators to provide God’s Word in their own language, partners with the local church to direct and guard translation work, harnessing their passion and desire for God’s Word, and engages people from all around the world to provide resources, technology, training, and support for Bible translation.

Because millions of people around the world still wait to have the Scriptures in the language of their hearts, Wycliffe Associates is working as quickly as it can to see every verse of God’s Word translated into every tongue to speak to every heart. Wycliffe Associates is directly involved with speeding Bible translation by providing technology, training, resources, logistics, networking, expertise, volunteers, discipleship, church planting, and support. Wycliffe Associates staff and volunteers are currently accelerating Bible translations in 68 countries. For more information, please see www.wycliffeassociates.org.

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Press Release - Record Number of Bible Translations in 2020

Posted by religion world Monday, February 1, 2021 0 comments

Wycliffe Associates announced the completion of 141 New Testaments in 2020 despite the COVID pandemic.

 

Donn Hallman

 

https://wycliffeassociates.org/press-releases/wycliffe-associates-sees-record-number-of-completed-bible-translations-in-2020/

 

Wycliffe Associates Sees Record Number of Completed Bible Translations in 2020

 

(Orlando, Florida, USA)— Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, saw the completion of more Bible translations in 2020 than in any other single year.

“Instead of slowing down because of COVID-19, for some national Bible translators, translation has actually accelerated,” says Tim Neu, Interim President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates.

New Testament translations were completed in 141 languages, and eight languages now have completed translations of the Old Testament.

“I’ve been humbled to see how believers in difficult areas, some in places of intense persecution and real danger, have been absolutely unwavering in their dedication to the cause,” says Neu.

The organization facilitates new translation start-ups through workshops that teach mother-tongue translators Bible translation methodology for accelerated Bible translation. The process trains mother-tongue Bible translators to work collaboratively to translate the Scriptures for their language communities.

Last year in response to the COVID pandemic, Wycliffe Associates launched a web-based approach that enables mother-tongue translators to participate remotely in a virtual Bible translation event and collaborate throughout the translation and checking process.

“COVID lockdowns kept Bible translators home,” says Neu, “but our online Bible translation system enabled many to continue their work together.”

It takes $19,500 to launch a Bible translation in a new language. Currently Wycliffe Associates has 773 Bible translations in progress and has received requests from 273 language groups seeking help with launching Bible translations in 2021.

 

About Wycliffe Associates

One of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, Wycliffe Associates was organized in 1967 by friends of Bible translators to accelerate the work of Bible translation. Wycliffe Associates empowers national Bible translators to provide God’s Word in their own language, partners with the local church to direct and guard translation work, harnessing their passion and desire for God’s Word, and engages people from all around the world to provide resources, technology, training, and support for Bible translation.

Because millions of people around the world still wait to have the Scriptures in the language of their hearts, Wycliffe Associates is working as quickly as it can to see every verse of God’s Word translated into every tongue to speak to every heart. Wycliffe Associates is directly involved with speeding Bible translation by providing technology, training, resources, logistics, networking, expertise, volunteers, discipleship, church planting, and support. Wycliffe Associates staff and volunteers are currently accelerating Bible translations in 68 countries. For more information, please see www.wycliffeassociates.org.

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Hi 

Thank you so much for sharing a list of international newspapers on your page here blogworldreligion.blogspot.com/2009/09/religion-news-blog-10-new-articles.html.

(sorry for writing in English, it’s easier for me to read Hebrew than write it)

Recently, I came across a great index of global newspapers https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/complete-index-of-newspapers-across-the-globe/

This is a list that was updated in the past few days. I read a lot of similar guides before, but this one is quite thorough, and I've found it to be rather useful.

Maybe it could help your other readers, as well, if you add it to your page?

Keep up the great work!

Fabi

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Mudanças importantes na política de armazenamento da Conta do Google

Posted by religion world Wednesday, December 9, 2020 0 comments

                                                                                                                                                                                              
Novas políticas para armazenamento inativo e acima da cota
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Prezado usuário do Google,
Recentemente avisamos sobre novas políticas de armazenamento para Contas do Google que usam o Gmail, o Google Drive (incluindo o Documentos, Planilhas, Apresentações, Desenhos, Formulários e arquivos Jamboard do Google) e/ou o Google Photos. Com isso, vamos nos alinhar às práticas do setor. Como você já usou um ou mais desses produtos no armazenamento da sua Conta do Google , gostaríamos de informar sobre as novas políticas antes que elas entrem em vigor em 1º de junho de 2021. Veja abaixo um resumo das novas políticas. Consulte o artigo na Central de Ajuda para ver uma lista completa das mudanças.
Resumo das novas políticas (em vigor a partir de 1º de junho de 2021):
Caso sua conta esteja inativadois anos (24 meses) no Gmail, no Drive ou no Fotos, talvez seu conteúdo seja excluído nos produtos em que a conta está inativa. Os assinantes do Google One que estiverem dentro da cota de armazenamento e em situação regular não serão afetados por essa nova política para contas inativas.
Caso sua conta ultrapasse o limite de armazenamento por dois anos, o conteúdo poderá ser excluído no Gmail, no Drive e no Fotos.
O que isso significa no seu caso:
Suas contas não serão afetadas por essas mudanças, a menos que tenham ficado inativas ou tenham ultrapassado o limite de armazenamento por dois anos. Como essa política entra em vigor em 1º de junho de 2021, ela só será aplicada a partir de 1º de junho de 2023.
Depois de 1º de junho de 2021, caso sua conta esteja inativa ou acima do limite de armazenamento, enviaremos lembretes e notificações por e-mail antes da exclusão de qualquer conteúdo.
Mesmo que a conta esteja inativa ou acima do limite de armazenamento em um ou mais desses serviços e o conteúdo seja excluído, você ainda poderá fazer login.
Observação: as políticas de inatividade e de cota de armazenamento acima do limite serão aplicadas somente para usuários dos serviços do Google. As políticas do Google Workspace, G Suite for Education e do G Suite para organizações sem fins lucrativos não serão modificadas neste momento, e os administradores precisam consultar a Central de Ajuda do administrador para ver as políticas de armazenamento relacionadas às assinaturas.
Saiba mais sobre como manter sua conta ativa
Para saber como manter sua conta ativa nesses produtos, acesse esta página da Central de Ajuda.
O Gerenciador de contas inativas ajuda a gerenciar conteúdo específico e notificar uma pessoa de confiança caso você deixe de usar sua Conta do Google por um determinado período (entre 3 e 18 meses). Observação: a nova política de inatividade por dois anos será aplicada independentemente das configurações do Gerenciador de contas inativas. Saiba mais sobre as mudanças e como gerenciar sua conta ou a de pessoas próximas na Central de Ajuda.
Aprenda a gerenciar seu armazenamento
Saiba mais sobre a política para armazenamento acima do limite e o que está incluído na cota de armazenamento.
Você pode usar o gerenciador de armazenamento gratuito no app Google One e na Web para ver como você está usando o armazenamento da sua Conta do Google e liberar espaço no Gmail, Google Drive, e Google Photos.
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We are all so very thankful for the way God is directing Wycliffe Associates and how he has prepared Tim for this role. 

 

Thanks!

 

Call me if you would like to set up an interview with Tim.

 

Donn Hallman

714-222-5079

 

https://wycliffeassociates.org/press-releases/wycliffe-associates-welcomes-interim-president-ceo-dr-tim-neu/

 

 

WYCLIFFE ASSOCIATES WELCOMES INTERIM PRESIDENT/ CEO DR. TIM NEU

 

(Orlando, Florida, USA)—The Board of Trustees of Wycliffe Associates has announced that

Dr. Tim Neu has been selected to serve as Interim President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates’ global Bible translation efforts. Tim has served with Wycliffe Associates for the last 12 years, providing leadership to the ministry in areas of finance, Bible translation technology, translation services, and, most recently, as Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to the twelve years Neu has served at Wycliffe Associates, he has another 20 years of experience serving in full time ministry, primarily in finance and administration. He trained with Child Evangelism Fellowship as a high school student, serving as a summer missionary, and entered missionary training with New Tribes Mission (NTM) immediately following high school to prepare for life in foreign missions. Tim served the ministry in different roles, including Director of Operations and Chief Financial Officer.

Deeply committed to Bible translation, Neu has personally served Wycliffe Associates’ national translators in Myanmar, Nepal, and Zambia. In his role as Interim President/CEO, he leads staff and supporters in advancing and expanding translation efforts by equipping and empowering local churches and leaders to fully embrace the challenge of Bible translation—so they can finally have God’s Word in the language of their heart.

“I have a passion for everyone, for every language and people group, to have God’s Word in its fullness,” Dr. Neu says. “If they have only a Scripture portion, they need the rest to understand the heartbeat of God. If they have only the New Testament, they also need the Old Testament to understand the context of the stories and the prophecy. Our commission is to present the Word of God in its fullness, proclaiming Christ, that all may be presented fully mature in Christ (Colossians 1:25, 28 NIV). This has been and will continue to be our work.”

 

About Wycliffe Associates

One of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, Wycliffe Associates was organized in 1967 by friends of Bible translators to accelerate the work of Bible translation. Wycliffe Associates empowers national Bible translators to provide God’s Word in their own language, partners with the local church to direct and guard translation work, harnessing their passion and desire for God’s Word, and engages people from all around the world to provide resources, technology, training, and support for Bible translation.

Because millions of people around the world still wait to have the Scriptures in the language of their hearts, Wycliffe Associates is working as quickly as it can to see every verse of God’s Word translated into every tongue to speak to every heart. Wycliffe Associates is directly involved with speeding Bible translation by providing technology, training, resources, logistics, networking, expertise, volunteers, discipleship, church planting, and support. Wycliffe Associates staff and volunteers are currently accelerating Bible translations in 108 countries. For more information, please see www.wycliffeassociates.org.

 

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