Our God is Jehovah Maginnenu, “Yahweh, our Shield.”
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:9-10)
It might be easy for us to imagine a scene like this because we have Bibles in abundance, and in the languages of so many at Stone Hill, languages like English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, French, Turkish, Tamil, Portuguese, the list goes on… But what about those who don’t have the Bible? Did you know that of the 6073 languages in the world, 3887 of them still need some or all of the Bible translated?
The theme of our GO! Weekend, next Saturday and Sunday, is Bible translation. Todd and Susan Peterson will be with us representing an organization named Every Tribe Every Nation (ETEN). Here’s ETEN describing their collaborative project called illumiNations:
illumiNations is a collective impact alliance of Bible translation agencies and resource partners, working to eradicate Bible poverty by 2033.
American Bible Society, Biblica, Deaf Bible Society, Lutheran Bible Translators, Pioneer Bible Translators, Seed Company, SIL, The Word for the World, United Bible Societies, and Wycliffe – USA are targeting the finish line together.
Generosity, humility, and integrity create unity of vision, mission, and purpose. Shared strategy, technology, training, operating principles and funding work together to accelerate the process of better quality, faster, and cheaper Scripture translation like never before.
Our brothers and sisters at illumiNations have prayerfully put before God’s people the goal that all people would have access to God’s Word by 2033.
The objective of GO Weekend is to raise $20,000 for Bible translation work. To give you a sense of what that can do, here is the scale that illumiNations provides:
$60,000- 1-Yr. Translation
$120,000- Portion of Scripture
$420,000- New Testament
$960,000- Full Bible
Please prayerfully consider how the Spirit wants you to participate. More information to come.