but God is working to get His Word to people.
Not everyone has the Bible,
Each shirt you snag prints one first-edition New Testament.
Today, you can become part of the story of Bible translation, as a community publishes Scripture passages for the first time.
Let's help put the Word in their hands—bridging the gap, joining God in His work, and celebrating with those who will no longer be bibleless.
Become part of the story.
Join God in His work today: by giving the Word and coming alongside a waiting community.
Wear the story of Bible translation!
The funds from each purchased shirt will go toward two goals:
you’ll help me continue to volunteer full-time in Bible translation this summer,
and you’ll help get newly-translated Scriptures to a community.
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Every day as I serve in Bible translation, I'm reminded that I have God's Word in my language–that I have been given an incredible gift.
The Bible is what we need because it leads us into relationship with God–and He is Who we need.
Every day I'm faced with the question: What am I doing with what I've been given?
My desire is to come alongside those who are still waiting for God's Word.
And one of my very favorite parts about this journey is that I get to share it with you–woohoo!
Story of the Bibleless
Around the world there are about 160 million people without a verse of God's Word in their own language.
The number, though, is not static. It's changing because God moves Bible translation forward as a community's leaders, neighbors, churches, and partners all link arms to bring the number down to zero.
A bibleless community gives of themselves to give the Word to one another.
With your help, we'll come alongside a community ready to complete the next step in that process–printing the Scriptures they've been waiting for.
Journey to the Word
For a community without Scripture, several years are filled with anticipation of this milestone: completing the translation of a New Testament in their own language.
Along the way, the translation team works to take the Word of God, and place it in the words of their community–celebrating as they encounter each new part of God's message in their mother tongue.
Each translated passage helps them truly know God, revealing to them that He speaks their language, too.
God doesn't wait until the end of the journey to begin transforming lives–He uses each step in the process.
A waiting community is ready now–ready for this next step in their journey to the Word. Ready to read the most meaningful story, in the words that for them are filled with the most meaning.
Ready to celebrate once more as they dedicate their new Bibles, and praise the Giver of every good gift.
"This is eternal life,
that they may know You,
the only true God, and Jesus Christ
whom You have sent."
[ John 17:3 ]
We give because we love.
We serve a God who so loved that He gave—and only because He lives in us can we reflect that love-motivated generosity. We want to see others taste and see that God is good, finding true joy through knowing Jesus.
We love because we give.
We know that God grows your heart toward what you invest in. We know that the person who sows generously will also reap generously—in ways that they may not expect. Jump in with us today, and watch God grow your heart for Him, for His Word, and for people.
P.S. Why give the Word?
A team works hard to create a draft of Scripture: taking the Word of God, and placing it in the words of their community.
The last step for a written language, before Scripture distribution–a milestone in a community who has never had Bibles on their shelves.
Holding these passages in their hands for the first time, those who receive the newly-printed Word dedicate it to their good and generous God.