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Meet Bruce Smith

Dr. Bruce A. Smith, President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates since 2000, has spent more than 30 years in international ministry. Believing in the power of the Word of God to transform lives, he has made it his lifelong goal to reach as many people as possible with the gospel through the ministry of Bible translation. Through his vision and leadership, hundreds of language groups around the world have received the tools to translate God’s Word into their heart language. Bruce and his wife Jan have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and are the proud grandparents of four grandsons.

Language of the Heart (Bruce’s Blog)

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  • Video: May 25th Bible Translation Update May 25, 2020
    As we head into the last week of May, a lot has happened in the last week. In last week's update I gave you the news that we were beginning to hear some concerns that were surfacing amount our international translation partners around the world regarding the economic impact to their teams into their families […]
  • Video: May 18th Bible Translation Update May 18, 2020
    A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit with one of our Bible translation partners in Jos, Nigeria. I remember walking across the campus of their translation center there in an open area between the dormitories, and office buildings, and the auditorium. And as we were walking across this open area, I remember […]
  • Video: May 11th Bible Translation Update May 11, 2020
    Welcome to week seven in my series of video updates during the coronavirus epidemic. You might notice I've got a new sound stage here. I'm back in my office here in Orlando. Many of our staff are still working from home, but we have had relaxed restrictions in terms of our local activities here in […]

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Bruce’s Latest Book: Living Translation: Peace Children—The Sawi Story

The Sawi people of Indonesia knew a world of violence, death, and revenge. Tensions between tribal factions would boil over into brutal warfare that ended in bloodshed and cannibalism. The conflict continued until the tribes agreed to an ancient peace ritual, each tribe giving one of their young boys to the other tribe to raise as their own. This exchange ushered the Sawi people into a time of peace and reconciliation. While the first half of this story is outlined in the famous account Peace Child, as told by veteran missionary Don Richardson, the story did not end there.

In Living Translation: Peace Children – The Sawi Story, Wycliffe Associates President and CEO Bruce Smith tells the rest of the story.

The gospel has truly transformed this tribe, and the church is flourishing. This is the story of God at work in, and through, the Sawi people of Indonesia.

In 1962, the Sawi people were cannibals. Now, they are Bible translators. Discover how God prepared and empowered the Sawi people for this awesome responsibility.