Tim Rudge, who works with UCCF, appears in this short video from Wycliffe Bible Translators in the UK. In it, he makes the point that, ‘Bible translation into indigenous languages is absolutely crucial for world evangelism’.
He also makes some good observations about how, without a Bible in your own language, being able to justify your faith beyond your own experience, being able to tell others about Jesus and authenticate your faith. Also, when the Bible is only available in a foreign language, it appears that faith only belongs to speakers of that language. I’ve got some first-hand accounts of all these things being true.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, the organisation that I work with, believes that the whole Bible should be available to all people, yet there are still 1.5 billion people for whom that is not a reality. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch.