The Latest Prayer Items
- Articles provide context: Global
Solomon Islands [2013-05-21] —
Enjoy articles about amazing people all over the globe who are contributing to Bible translation. For example, Big Plans tells of a taxi driver in the Solomon Islands who is preparing himself to be a Bible translator. Let the Scripts and Computers be Friends explores non-Roman scripts and complicated scripts, and people who help organizations use non-Roman scripts in linguistic research, literacy, translation, promotion and publishing.
- Which languages still need Bible translation?
United Republic of Tanzania [2013-05-21] —
You can find good information about every known language of the world on its page in www.wycliffe.net. For example, look at the United Republic of Tanzania. There are articles, prayer items, statistics and a country summary. The box on the right lists every language of Tanzania. They are listed using four colors: red, black, green and purple. When you put your cursor over the words "Scripture status" below the box, it shows the meaning of the color. For example, the color red means "no scripture". Click on the language name to access more about it.
- Workshop follow-up: Africa
Africa [2013-05-21] —
A project in a sensitive location in Africa held two workshops in April to do a final check of translated Scripture stories and to discuss orthography decisions. Both workshops now need follow-up. Pray for the right time and place to record the audio Scripture story set. A meeting is planned in July to get consensus among community leaders for the proposed orthography; pray that the right people will come and for constructive discussions.
- Scripture engagement challenge: Siberia
Russian Federation [2013-05-21] —
Some of the language groups in Siberia are remote and widely dispersed. How can they be reached with the translated Scriptures that speak most clearly to their hearts? A team in the region has been looking for effective approaches. The team leader writes, “Over the past few months, plans have come together for a new initiative that is really exciting. It includes communicating the Good News in culturally relevant ways, involving local churches and native speakers, and partnering with a national organization in a new and sustainable way.” Pray that God will guide as these plans are developed.
- Hearing the Word: Canada
Canada [2013-05-20] —
Wycliffe Transaltors working in Alaska, praise God that the Gwich'in Audio New Testament (Canada) is completed. They are in the process of getting it put onto MP3players (Mega voice). Pray that things go smoothly and that the distribution planned for the month of June will go well. People are waiting. Pray that the recordings will serve as an effective literacy tool for those who are unable or are learning to read their language. Ask God to make a way for these audio tapes to be played on the radio, as has happened in the past with former Scripture recordings. Pray God´s blessing on the Gwich'in Audio New Testament.
- Manual being prepared: Asia, United States
Americas, Asia [2013-05-20] —
Praise God for the progress that has been made on the manual for preparing for a Participatory Methods for Engaging Communities (PMEC) workshop. Pray that over the next few days, through the end of May, the editor would get key parts added to it so she can use it in North Dakota when they teach the PMEC workshop as a nine-week course starting June 4. This workshop trains people to facilitate discussions which promote local ownership of literacy and translation projects by getting community involvement in the early stages.
- Foundation of Mission Discipleship Conference: Southeast Asia
Asia [2013-05-20] —
Pray for the planning of the Third National Conference of the Foundation of Mission Discipleship by Papuans (YMP3*) to be held in Manokwari, Papua, November 21-25, 2013. Pray that the Lord meet all the needs and give wisdom to the participants, staff and YMP3 members involved.
- Scripture resources: Global
Estonia [2013-05-20] —
You are visiting a shop in your country. You meet a person from the other side of the world. You would like to share Scripture with that person in his/her heart language. Here is how you can find out what is available: go to www.wycliffe.net. On the colored map on the home page, click on the person's continent, for example, Europe. Click on his/her country, for example, Estonia. Your new friend speaks Erzya. On that page you find "online resources". You show your friend who can now, among other resources, watch the JESUS Film in Erzya. Ask God to show you someone this week who needs to know of this resource.
- Love that Cares Consultation: Southeast Asia
Asia [2013-05-20] —
Pray for the Love that Cares Consultation (KKYP) being held by the Indonesia People Network, which will be held September 24-27. Pray for the preparation and planning meetings. Pray for wisdom, intelligence, unity of heart and God's guidance for all the committees involved with this event.
- Partnership workshop: Southeast Asia
Asia [2013-05-20] —
One organization is planning a partnership workshop to help local supported staff improve their financial situations. Pray for the preparations, and for Mr. Rio Sibarani of Interserve who will be the facilitator for this event. Ask for safe travels to and from the training site.