Skip to comments.Bible translation continues amid chaos
Posted on 07/23/2014 11:07:15 AM PDT by Faith Presses On
Bible translators in Nigeria are no strangers to the attacks by Boko Haram, but they're pressing on and Christians around the world can help.
Brent Ropp, vice president of operations at Wycliffe Associates, says violence is an issue that everyone in communities under attack by Boko Haram have to deal with these days.
"You know, above all, Bible translators are in fact just people," he tells OneNewsNow. "Their lives are threatened just as other people's lives are threatened and their families have been impacted by some of the atrocities that Boko Haram has extended, including the loss of girls in their family due to the kidnappings."
One of Wycliffe's translation offices was recently bombed by Boko Haram. It was empty at the time and the staff had equipment with them to not only communicate with other translators, but also relocate to another location and continue doing Bible translation. More than 500 languages are spoken in Nigeria, and Bible translation is still needed in more than 300 languages. So how can the body of Christ help?
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I went to a Voice of the Martyrs Conference last month and stories were told of how people would lose limb, sight, life, family, etc. and even be imprisoned just for either possessing or trying to obtain a Bible or even one page out of the Bible. The people of the United States have no clue what persecution is. We know that these persecuted Christians will receive their rewards in heaven. In the meantime we can help. Glory to the Lamb!
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