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Wycliffe president shares about advancements in Bible translation

September 18, 2013 : Liberty University News Service

Global Focus Week at Liberty University continued on Wednesday with an announcement about the university's online evangelism efforts, special music, and guest speaker Bob Creson, president of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

For the second year, Liberty is supporting an Internet evangelism campaign with Global Media Outreach. Through a keyword search, people from all over the world are directed to a website with a Gospel presentation, prayer, and a way to get connected with an online missionary. The effort was targeted for Internet users who live within the 10/40 window. Vice President of Communications Johnnie Moore announced that more than 6.8 million people clicked the link within the last three days, with over 500,000 professions of faith. While the majority of the page’s visitors accessed it in Arabic, the website was available in a wide selection of languages.

Making the Gospel available in different languages has been the life calling of Creson, who took the stage after a special performance by The Children of the World choir from WorldHelp.

Creson addressed the issue of Biblical poverty in the world and challenged students to make a difference through their future vocations.

“For 200 million people not one word of Scripture exists,” Creson said, a dilemma he has dedicated his life to solving.

Wycliffe is working to begin a production of the Bible in every language by the year 2025. The organization has started using “cluster projects,” or groups of communities that unite to translate the Bible into their language. Creson said through these groups, and the advancements in technology, Wycliffe is seeing an acceleration of Bible translation that hasn’t been seen before.

  • For more information on opportunities to partner with Wycliffe, visit www.Wycliffe.org/Liberty.
     
  • Liberty University’s Global Focus Week is hosted by the Center for Global Engagement. Students are being encouraged to major in Global Studies to enter full-time mission work or minor in the program to become Champions for Christ in their chosen vocation.