Monday 30th September is International Translation Day. With hundreds of millions still waiting for a Bible in their own language, this day offers an opportunity to join together and pray for translation work throughout the world.
There are over 7,000 languages across the globe, but less than 10% of them have the full Bible available. Hundreds of millions still can’t access the complete Word of God in their heart language, with 1 in 20 people having no access to any Scripture in their own language!
After Jesus’ resurrection, his great commission to his new Church was to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV)
This mission and call to discipleship is near impossible when there is no Bible translation available in a person’s language, yet we can see the incredible difference that is made when the Bible is translated and made available.
Join us in prayer
Please pray for the Bibles launching this year, that they will find their way to people who need them most and that God will use his Word to draw many people into a deeper relationship with him. Also pray for all ongoing Bible translation and publication work, that, as new Bibles are prepared for printing, everyone involved will be blessed with an ability to complete the many tasks required – from proof-reading to typesetting.
We’ll be sharing more stories from around the world on Facebook over the weekend. Please join us there to find out more.