Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Building Resources to Reach the World

This front-page article was just posted online (the print version came out a few weeks ago). It features my boss and friend Bob Creson and discusses some of the ins and outs of resourcing the strategic worldwide ministry of Bible translation.

I have had the privilege of working with Bob--and even being with him at the meeting mentioned in the opening paragraph--for the past three years and will miss the opportunities afforded me during this time. However, the Lord has something new in store for us, and we could not be more excited about it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Persecution and Bible Translation

Click here to see Open Doors' list of countries where Christians are most persecuted. You'll notice our future home, Nigeria, is on the list but they specify that it is on the list because of the northern part of the country. We'll be living pretty central in the country, but a great number of the Bible translation needs are in the North. (This map shows this in visual form.)

In fact, if you look at the list of the top 20 countries that are in need of Bible translation, nearly half of them show up on Open Doors' list. A challenge, indeed.