When a river flows through a dry and desolate land it brings life and abundance.

And in the spiritual darkness of the most populated region of the world, there is a “river of God” flowing with the good news of Jesus Christ

In Asia, ministry leaders step out with bold faith to lead Bible translation teams into the hardest-to-reach regions. As they share God’s Word, dead hearts are coming alive

The passion these national Bible translators have to see God’s Word in local languages is beating down the door of oppression and persecution—God is moving!


A Personal Testimony: Ivy*

“I hated Christians . . . but I didn’t know why.”

I hated Jesus—and all Christians—but I never really knew why.

But no matter how much I pushed God away, His love continued to reach for me. I became friends with a Christian lady, and she invited me to her church. I thought I should see what Christianity was about for myself, so I went.

That day the pastor spoke from Jeremiah 1:4-5 (NIV). “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”


These words pierced my heart, and I felt something good in my soul, so I started to go to church every week.

Because I had Scripture translated into my language, I was able to understand God’s Word and His undying love for me. I invited Him into my heart and was baptized!

The hatred I once had towards Christians was gone, but my family turned against me and disowned me. Now, in the midst of this rejection, I find the strength I need to stand firm in God’s Word.

—Ivy*, Asia

* Name changed and country not listed for security reasons. Photo is not of the actual person.

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