Hasan led a Jihadist team charged with assassinations. In a miraculous experience Hasan came to faith in Jesus Christ. He is now a leader in a church planting network of former Muslims. They are asking for Bibles in dozens of their own languages. But because of their past and the political inaccessibility of their locations, none of the Bible translation organizations have been able to help them.
Today, there are two billion people who haven’t experienced the full Word of God in their own heart language. A significant number will not be able to participate in Bible translation as it is done today. These 600 million people speaking 800 languages live in inaccessible places due to political sensitivities, such as the Middle East, or geographically difficult to reach places such as the jungles of SE Asia. They hunger for the Word of God but have no means to get it in their own heart language. If they have the Bible in their language, the next three to four generations will be impacted.
Our vision at Global Bible Initiative is: No barriers accessing God’s Word in any language. To that end, we have just launched a pilot program using our new Bible translation software, YouTranslate.Bible to produce a much-needed Bible translation for a restricted access country. YouTranslate.Bible is using new technology such as machine translation, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, open resources, and social media to make Bible translation available to all, without compromising quality. Imagine what life changes could occur if we met this need… together.
Hasan and his church planting network will be able to use YouTranslate.Bible in their local context to work on Bible translation in their multiple dialects. They can finally have access to the Bible they are so desperately wanting.
For this vision to be realized, we need your help. We are believing God for, and asking you to stand with us, to engage 160 people groups in the most difficult regions of the world in Bible translation. You can make a one-time gift or partner with us on a monthly or quarterly donation.
And you can play an integral part in helping to supply God’s Word to those who so desperately want and need it. I’m asking you to prayerfully consider an end-of-the-year gift to reach people who have never heard the Gospel in their own language - something you and I have the privilege to do every day.
Can you in your mind’s eye see a person coming toward you in Heaven to thank you for making God’s Word available to them? They are there with you because you cared to share out of your treasure to see the lost come to Jesus.
P.S. Imagine the generational impact your year-end gift can have by helping people groups around the world do Bible Translation for themselves. Please give today to help fellow Christ-followers like Hasan and his church network have the Bible in their heart language.