Today is the Bible Translation Day.
It is all began in 1966. When Uncle Cam, Wycliffe Founder, for the first time he shared the idea with Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, his friend of several years.
“September 30 is St. Jerome’s Day,” Cam said. “He’s the first translator of the whole Bible. I thought maybe we could get the House and Senate to pass a resolution calling for the president to proclaim September 30 as Bible Translation Day.”
Harris liked the idea and agreed to propose the resolution in the Senate. Soon Cam received word that the resolution passed! On September 30, 1966, a ceremony was held to proclaim that day as Bible Translation Day.
In the years since Cam first started Wycliffe, 518 language groups have received the entire Bible and 1,275 have the New Testament in the language they understand best. Additionally, over 1,500 Bible translation projects are currently in process.
Today, Wycliffe continues to carry on the tradition of celebrating Bible Translation Day. With unwavering focus towards the unfinished task at hand, Wycliffe seeks to pursue the goal that Cam so eloquently laid out in his speech—that of bring the translated Word of God into every language that still needs it.
(source: Wycliffe Blog)
Do you wanna know why Bible Translations? Here’s why:
This is why we do what we do, this is why we want to go. So that these people will have the Word, their lives will be transformed by the power of God’s word and they will worship the only one true God in Jesus’ name.