By Angela Nelson
Wycliffe celebrated twenty-eight newly translated Scriptures today at the Orlando headquarters. These Bibles came from all over the world—places like Peru, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
The celebration included special music from Latin Grammy Nominee Lucia Parker, performances from the First Baptist Orlando Rejoice Dancers, and a parade of brightly dressed people carrying flags and Bibles. One lady carried a Bible on behalf of her father, who had been praying for that people group since 1982.
There was lots of rejoicing and thanking God for these translated Scriptures, but the celebration today was nothing compared to the prior celebrations that each of these language groups had when they received God’s Word for the first time. A video showed the depth of emotion the people from one Indonesian language expressed when their new Bible arrived by plane for the first time. A pastor passionately thanked God for getting to see God’s Word in his lifetime—just as Simeon was promised that he would see the Christ child before he died.
Please join us in praying for each of these language groups that have recently received God’s Word—that the Scripture would change lives and bring freedom to these communities.
If you would like to sign up to pray for a people group that still needs a Bible in their own language, please visit Wycliffe.org/bppp.