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Thursday Prayer Focus
Thursday Prayer Focus

Because prayer is the strategy of Pioneer Bible Translators, our worldwide team intentionally sets aside a day of fasting and prayer every month. On this day, we join in unified prayer, offering up to our Father praises and requests collected especially for this day....

Thursday Prayer Focus
Thursday Prayer Focus: Day of Fasting and Prayer

Because prayer is the strategy of Pioneer Bible Translators, our worldwide team intentionally sets aside a day of fasting and prayer every month. On this day, we join in unified prayer, offering up to our Father praises and requests collected especially for this day....

The Gift of Being Chosen
The Gift of Being Chosen

We didn't know what was going on, really, but just decided we should get in line because that's what everyone else was doing, and deep down, no one really wants to look out of place, right? The smiling faces and the beat of the drums let us know that this was a happy...

The Immortality of words
The Immortality of words

From an early age, we learn to connect the name of an object with the written word that represents it. Young children are taught that “cat” refers to a small animal with fur and claws who likes to chase mice. Our world revolves around those connections...

The Pilot’s Words
The Pilot’s Words

The pilot folded his hands and looked at us across the table. His eyes brightened and a smile crept across his face. “This week I get to fly Bibles. First Scripture ever in these people’s language.” Our grins matched his. My family and I were in the capital for our...

Thirty Years and a Chicken
Thirty Years and a Chicken

Three decades ago Kyle and Kathy Harris began ministering among a people group deep in the tropical jungle in Papua New Guinea. The Nend people’s contact with the world beyond their territory had been very limited, and they’d been largely untouched by the Gospel....

Thursday Prayer Focus
Thursday Prayer Focus

One of our teammates facilitates a Bible translation in Africa, working primarily from her home in the U.S. Earlier this year she visited her friends in their desert home to share recently translated Scripture with them. She needed their feedback on how clearly and...

Hope!
Hope!

Decades ago Dave and Alice Parrish and their daughters established their home among the Mbore people in order to translate God’s Word for them. The people’s hope that they would one day have Scripture in their own language began to be realized. In the ensuing years...

Breaking Traditions: How Matthew 15 Resonated in a Mapa Church
Breaking Traditions: How Matthew 15 Resonated in a Mapa Church

A whip cracked outside the wood and thatch church building. Children screamed and ran. Adults, packed onto the log bench “pews,” tensed as they turned to look toward the entryway.  An old man stormed in, and his angry words tumbled out. My husband and I were still new...