Right now is an exciting time for Bible translation, because God has provided the tools to accelerate the translation process and share His Word to the ends of the earth. Wycliffe Associates’ development of robust Bible translation technology paired with new methodology for Bible translation workshops, means more people than ever before are able to have God’s Word at their fingertips!
Tablets for National Translators (TNTs)
Computer tablet technology has revolutionized Bible translation in parts of the world where Christians are targeted and persecuted. These mobile devices are small and discreet—just like other mobile devices on the market—but packed with essential Bible translation apps that guide national translators through the Bible translation process and provide a wealth of information on biblical concepts and historical contexts. Providing national Bible translators with computer tablets allows projects to be more collaborative and the work to be saved securely.
You can provide a national Bible translator with a fully loaded computer tablet today!
Bible Translation Recording Kits (BTRKs)
Millions of people live in communities where the language is unwritten. And many people in the developing world have never learned to read. Often these groups experience extreme isolation and marginalization, simply because of illiteracy and their oral language traditions. Still, they need to know God’s Word.
Bible Translation Recording Kits (BTRKs) make it possible for national Bible translators to produce audio recordings of the Scriptures, so their people can hear and come to know the truth of God’s transforming Word. Each BTRK includes a computer tablet with recording software and a microphone.
Give a BTRK to someone who needs to hear God’s Word!
Print On Demand (POD)
After finishing a translation of the Scriptures in a local language, national Bible translators are eager to get the Word of God into the hands of their people. Yet printing copies through a commercial printing house can be prohibitively expensive, especially for a small people group living in a poor country, and it can take up to a year for the books to be typeset and printed.
With Print On Demand technology, printed copies of Bible translations can be available for distribution immediately after the translation is complete!
These systems come in two sizes to fit the needs of the language group:
- Smaller mobile POD systems provide a compact and economic method to print God’s Word, bind the copies, and then share them quickly. These high-speed POD systems can even be concealed in a small room, which is essential to the safety of national Bible translators living in high-persecution areas.
- Larger full-scale POD systems are also being used to print thousands of copies of the Scriptures and discipleship resources that local churches can distribute far and wide, allowing them to spread the gospel across their country.
When you give to support Print On Demand, you are putting God’s Word into the hands of someone who longs to know the truth!