Ruth Naude teaches at a private school (Penryn) in White River, South Africa. She asked the school Chaplain to explain the importance of Bibles in evangelizing to the children. They were all fired up with the adventure and were right behind Barry. They made banners which read: Every person deserves Bibles in their own language. Please see the photos which were taken during their "Civvies Day" last week. They got together R2 500 for Bible Translation.
Dr Veroni Kruger and P J Vivier. On January 9, 1981, they sat around a dining room table and signed a dream into existence.
January 9, 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of the day The Word for the World came into existence. On that day two people signed the organization into being in Pretoria, South Africa, with nothing but a dream they believed God had given in their hearts.
“The Word” has become somewhat of a catchword in sermons and talks and books on how to live as a Christian. “Read the Word”, “Listen to the Word”, Pray the Word”, “Believe the Word”, “Live the Word”, and many other expressions are used with great creativity when referring to the Bible.
Justifiably so, because the Bible contains everything God knows we need to live in this world, and to prepare for the new heaven and earth that He is preparing for us.
The Bible is central to everything the church ever does. Yet, with approximately 340 million people who speak the more than 2,100 languages that do not yet have a translation of the Bible, there remains a crying need for Bible translation worldwide.
The Word for the World is overjoyed at the privilege of being a part of the work of ensuring that every person hears the Word of God in his or her heart language. TWFTW provides an avenue through which many people can make a contribution to fulfill this greatest need of all time – the Word of God.
It is against this background that we celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Word for the World.
Our celebration of thirty years of fruitful ministry is in humble recognition of the fact that all good things come from God, and so He is the one to be honored above all. TWFTW also recognizes all who worked together to achieve what God enabled us to achieve. We salute all who are involved in the work of Bible translation, distribution and Scripture engagement.
Of course we cannot report at once on thirty years’ blessings. We will continue to do so throughout this year. However, looking back over the past year is a good beginning, and we invite you to read the full report. Click here to download.
Soli Deo Gloria!
We celebrate Thirty Years with this song that was written and performed by the Chikundas in Kanyamba, Zimbabwe.
The gift we have been waiting for has come to us this day.
Our God is great. Young and old, let’s thank Him.
The gift of your Word is great. It helps us to understand and follow God’s ways .
The gift we have been waiting for Has come to us this day.
Although we may have many things Your Word is more precious than all.
We thank you Lord! Help us to live by your Word .
A Golf event was held at a Country Club in Vereeniging, South Africa.
40 Players paid R250 each to participate, and were invited to sponsor a hole for R1000. It turned out to be a very cold, rainy and windy day but golfers are brave! R51 000 was raised for Bible translation work in Ethiopia.*
It was a great and enjoyable day, playing together to help bring God’s Word to all people in their heart language.
Thank you to all who participated.
* The Word for the World is involved in 12 translation projects in Ethiopia. You help to translate the entire Bible into the heart languages of 12 people groups! Would you like to organize a fundraiser for Bible Translation?