Tag Archives: bible translation

The Secret Was MAF

How God used one faithful family to bring thousands to Christ

Touching down in Ethiopia this past February, three generations of one family disembarked a Cessna Caravan and were greeted by several thousand people. Tears of joy flowed as old friends reconnected and memories were shared.

A banner greets Harvey and Lavina Hoekstra on their return […]

Grade One Prayers

Ryan (3rd from left) and his classmates holding their copies of the newly translated books. In the back row, Gwen is on the left and Lenice is on the right; a national translator who works with them is in the middle.

Because we just moved to Sentani in January from another base in Papua, I […]

A Flight to Remember

Every once in a while I have a flight that I know will be forever etched in my memory. It could be because it’s traumatic, as is often the case with a medical evacuation. Or it can be a happy occasion, such as the one I experienced recently.

This story really begins decades before I was […]

Technical Tools To Equip Bible Translators

Sign outside the Bunia Bible translation office.

Here in Congo, linguists serving with SIL International (a field partner of Wycliffe Bible Translators) are working with local churches to promote Bible translation, literacy, Scripture use, and local language development. However, these Western missionaries aren’t the ones doing the actual translation work. Rather, they are training and facilitating the […]