Greater Joy

This is not a coincidence that this week prompt for Five Minute Friday is JOY.

Five Minute Friday

This is not JOY…. It is the greater JOY I ever had in my life with Jesus that I have almost the whole Bible in my heart language! I can read it online, at any time, any where.

I admit that I am crying with tears of joy while writing this post. This is the joy I want to share with everyone. This is the joy that I want those who have not yet have the Bible to have too. This is why my husband and I want to go and share this joy with them. We want to go to let them know that God is alive. God cares. God speaks in language they understands. God wants them to know Him and to love Him.

In God’s word we find the true joy in the midst of craziness of life. In God’s word alone we find the answers of this life. Through reading God’s word, we hear Him speaking to us.

But they won’t have it if they do not have the Bible.

For 12 years my walk with God, I read the Bible in Indonesian and English. My husband went to my hometown in 2007 as part of his short mission trip with Wycliffe (at that time we were not dating yet) and when he came back to Jakarta to see me, he brought back a book of Acts and the story of Joseph in Manadonese. That was my very first time read God’s word in my heart language.

And then in 2012, the director of Bible Translation in Manado, sent me 5 partial books of the Bible in Manadonese and 3 other languages that in one cluster. I REJOICED!

Last night, I got an email from the director and she gave the link to the Gospel of God in Manadonese Online! I am leaping with joy to know that we now have access to God’s Word in our heart language, Manadonese! We have the website to read it now and waiting for the printed one to be done soon!!!!

Wanna know how my first language look like? You are welcome to visit the website here:

Injil Manado - Gospel of God in Manadonese

THANK YOU for all of you who have been praying for this. God heard and answered your prayers for us. PLEASE continue pray for the rest of 400 languages in Indonesia who has been waiting for so long to have the Bible in their languages!

THANK YOU for all the translators who have been working so hard to make it happen.

THANK YOU for all financial partners who have invested financially in this projects for the people of Manado can read God’s word

THANK YOU for administration people and IT supports people who work heard behind the scene. Without your supports, this won’t happened!

To God only I give my praise! He is the one who have started the good work in our lives and He will continue to work until the day He reveal His glory!

We are so close to have the whole New Testament! Almost at the finish line!

I would like to invite you to be part of the mission to bring God’s word to 200 Million people who speaks at leas 1,900 languages in the world so that they can have the joy we have in Christ…. Check out these organizations and please be prayerfully consider to be their partners:

Wycliffe Bible Translations

Wycliffe Associate

The Seed Company

God’s word for every people in every language.

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Helen

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12 thoughts on “Greater Joy

  1. Thank you for sharing. I haven’t really thought of other countries needing to have the translation of the Bible. I will pray for this.

    The Word of God is so wonderful…Blessings…Gloria

  2. Hello! I’m rejoicing with you!!!! It’s such a joy to hear first hand of how God’s word in your mother tongue has transformed your relationship with him. Can you believe – I’m on the communications team with Wycliffe in the UK… we see stories like this all the time, but it can get a bit ‘here’s another story’ and less personal when you read them every day. What a job I have! And what a worldwide team we are on! It really really really is an awesome thing that God is doing by bringing his word to every language community on earth that still needs it. A long way to go – but know you are in our prayers and hearts, regularly. We do pray round the world every week in our team meetings in the UK office… praying for each country and all the translation challenges they face… Can’t wait to see the dedication photos when they eventually come. 🙂 xRuth

    • Hi Ruth, thank you so much for visiting and WOW I am so thankful to make connection with your through Five Minute Friday! So thankful for you and all the team at Wycliffe UK to pray for countries around the world every day. Know you that you have us and my country in your heart and prayer is a blessing and encouraging to me. Thank You!! Please send my thanks to all of your friends at the office too!