Human beings are visual creatures. As the saying goes, “we need to see it to believe it.” That is why God, in his grace, sent Jesus. This Logos, The Word, that has been from the beginning, needed a tangible expression. As one popular writer says, “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”
From the time of Jesus’ ascension, The Word has been spread throughout the world through the Scripture. Again, in God’s grace, this Word that became flesh, as II Timothy 3:16 tells us, became “breath on a page.” Throughout history, this “living and active” Word has been translated into thousands of unique languages and has helped countless billions understand the life-changing power of the Word of God.
However for 3,617 language groups, when they see the Bible, the pages are blank. That is because the words of Scripture have not been translated into the language they can best understand. That’s one billion people with little or no access to the Word of God. Over 2,000 of those language groups do not have a single verse of Scripture.
Right now, eleven of the leading Bible translation agencies and their global partners are working in a unified and coordinated effort to see the Scripture translated and delivered to the remaining language groups by 2033.
Because of their unified approach, this monumental task, which just a few years ago was slated to be completed in 2150, is on track to be finished in 2033. That’s 11 years from now!
On average it costs $35 to fund a verse of Scripture. As of today, there are roughly 24 million verses left to be translated.
Sound overwhelming? It’s really not. If just one percent of the Christians in America alone would fund the translation of 12 verses at $35 per verse, this task would be completed.
So, we are inviting YOU, to take