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Read the latest on our work to make Bible translation possible, all over the world.
R66 Helicopter Dedicated This Morning

This morning in Yaoundé, people gathered in front of the hangar for a prayer of dedication for the R66. After a few more training flights…

How good it is to share a photo of the R66 reassembled in Cameroon!
R66 Reassembly Complete!

Praise the Lord! The team of JAARS and SIL Cameroon aircraft mechanics finished reassembly of the R66 helicopter! Our pilots hovered the aircraft to make…

Container with R66 arrives at the hangar in Yaounde
The R66 Container Has Arrived In Yaounde!

Praise the Lord! After two months in customs, the container holding the R66 helicopter was released and has arrived at the hangar in Yaounde, Cameroon!…

A workshop held in March of this year introduced Paratext 8, the newest upgrade of a popular Bible translation software.
Supporting Those Who Provide Support

Finding funds to support IT professionals is a challenge due to the Church’s lack of awareness about Bible translation needs,” said “Adi,” the director of Wycliffe operations in…

Damien was trained in every step of the process, so he can repair any problems that may arise in the future.
Improving Communications for Translation Teams in Africa

  Weston came to Mali from the US with the new PBX telephone system. Jacques arrived from France, bringing computer network hardware. With the local IT specialist,…

Media specialists in training strive to make sure that the dubbed voices match the actors’ movements in the video, “O Papa God.” Local languages help the videos to be understood and promote community health through God’s Word.
Communities Receive Healing Through Media Training

“This is powerful! We need this in our language! Our people need to see this!” What evoked such a response from the Kamano-Kafe* translation team?…

The entire Leman family visited John Strawser at the Bloomington, Illinois MATA event in August, 2015, accompanied by Fred’s mother Karen.
God Can Use Our Miscues

A Story Told by John Strawser and Fred and Jodi Leman John: We had come to Pekin, Illinois, for a Missions at the Airport event at…

Praising God for His Provision of 4WDs
Praising God for His Provision of 4WDs

With grateful hearts, we give praise to the Lord for the provision of not just one but two 4WD vehicles—one in Papua New Guinea (PNG)…

Sharing solutions to common problems is often cited by participants as one of the most valued aspects of an IT Connect workshop, which always begins with praising God and seeking his blessing.
Creating Solutions: Training and Connection Are Key

Information Technology (IT) personnel from Bible translation organizations all across Africa—and beyond— recently gathered for two yearly IT Connect conferences. Some traveled to Burkina Faso…