Dan Jones

Wycliffe Bible Translator

The Need

  • Over 7,000 living languages worldwide
  • More than 2,000 without ANY Scripture
  • Approximately 170 million people without God’s Word in heart language

 

Galatians 6:2  “Carry one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

 

John 5:31-32  “31 If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.”

 

Bible Engagement 4+ times/week

Significantly more likely to:

  • Memorize Scripture
  • Share faith
  • Give generously

 

Significantly less likely to:

  • Give in to temptation
  • Engage in negative or sinful thoughts
  • Feel spiritually stagnant
  • Believe they cannot please God

 

Isaiah 50:10-11  “10 For just as rain and snow fall from

heaven and do not return there

without saturating the earth

and making it germinate and sprout,

and providing seed to sow

and food to eat,

11 so my word that comes from my mouth

will not return to me empty,

but it will accomplish what I please

and will prosper in what I send it to do.”

 

Matthew 7:7-12  “11 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

11 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

 

Where to begin?

  • Choose a translation
  • Begin where you are! (or with Jesus)
  • Keep at it – don’t get discouraged
  • Study with others
  • Pray for help and guidance