The Setting

There are regions around the world where our brothers and sisters in Christ face persecution and danger. Multitudes of people are desperately hungry for the truth, but to translate and distribute the Scriptures is to risk persecution, arrest, prison, or worse.

The Crisis

Believers in these regions are resolutely determined to carry on the work of Bible translation for the sake of sharing the gospel with their families, friends, and neighbors. These courageous translators simply cannot work safely in their own communities any longer.

The Need

Under intense scrutiny, Bible translators and entire Christian communities are suffering persecution, and they risk the same fate as those who have already been taken by the authorities. They need to escape to a safe haven.

The Opportunity

We have established safe places of refuge for Bible translators. They will not only be able to work (and more effectively than ever in continuous collaboration) but also rest, receive training, and, perhaps most important of all, worship together in peace. If other national translators are driven out of their communities, they can escape here, recharge their batteries, and continue the work the Lord has called them to do.

The Cost

Recently  a small building was found by a local pastor to be used as safe house. Your generosity will mean secure shelter, food and water, bunks, utilities, computers with software, and a satellite connection to sidestep surveillance by hostile authorities. Necessary equipment and supplies will enable translators to immediately print the Scriptures as well as evangelism and discipleship materials for their language communities.

Recent Articles

Prayer Watch: Pray for Bible Translation Around the World April 2022

Where do you go when life feels hard, and God seems far away? You’re sad, but you don’t know why? You pick up you Bible. Where do you go?

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Prayer Watch: Pray for a Safe Haven for the Persecuted April 2021

You and I have an opportunity to bring before the Lord people who do not have Scripture in their heart language. Let’s pray for believers who live in a highly persecuted region of the world and want . . .

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