Big year for Wycliffe, big year to come?

Saturday, December 12, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Bible 2As 2015 comes to a close, there are reports of dramatic breakthroughs in Bible translation worldwide this year. 

According to Wycliffe Associates — the global organization that involves people in the acceleration of Bible translation around the world — has been a part of the launch or re-launch of 203 translation projects in 2015.

President and CEO Bruce Smith explains that it has been a record year — far exceeding prior years by a wide margin.

"And it is a reflection of the door of opportunity that we see God opening before us to partner with the church worldwide as they steward God's Word for their own communities," Smith told OneNewsNow.

At the same time, Smith says they are seeing a noticeable increase in spiritual warfare.

"Some of our partners are in very difficult circumstances,”  Smith continued. “We've had some who have been killed this year, we've had others who have been jailed and tortured, we've had others who have died for unexplained reasons."

Smith says It is an expected part of spiritual warfare.

"Going through this together with our church partners around the world who are involved in Bible translation actually is strengthening those relationships and increasing our commitment to serving together and to seeing God's Word go forward," he expressed.

Smith expects opportunities for Bible translation to increase next year, which means they can count on increased opposition as well.

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