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As the Rain and Snow Come Down

Isaiah 55
The Bible is so foundational to what we do as individuals and as the Church. What do we base our church planting, discipleship, teaching, evangelism, prayer, fellowship, and worship in if not in God's Word? How do we even know to do these things?

As the Bible is translated into a new language, that language community is never immune to it's transformative power. God promises that in Isaiah 55:10-11 (ESV) which says, "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." God's Word always does what He set it out to do.

There are so many stories of the way God changes people through His Word being translated into their language. Many of them take …

Great Fellowship

Last month I was so blessed by a friend who hosted a get-together where I got to share about my Wycliffe ministry!

My Assignment

As I started the application process with Wycliffe, I knew God called me to work with Bible translation, but the question of "where" wasn't clear. During the application process it was settled on Francophone Africa. 
Francophone simply means “French-speaking.” Because they were colonized by France or Belgium, French was adopted as the national language of several countries in Africa. To serve with Bible translation in these countries, you need to be able to speak French.
Because I was a French major in college and spent time teaching English in France, I feel like God was preparing me all along to serve in this part of the world. It's a testimony to His sovereignty over my life. While I haven’t used the language in a long time and might need more training, I can praise God for His plans!
In Africa there are languages of wider use like French, English, Swahili, or Sango, and then there are hundreds of local languages like Yambetta. For many in Francophone Afr…