Ongoing attacks by militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria have prompted Bible translators in the region to be more dedicated to their work. Wycliffe Associates says that its employees feel a greater need to translate the Bible into local languages during such a difficult time.
According to Christian Today, there are still 300 known languages that do not yet have a Bible translation. In the midst of suicide attacks, bombings and kidnappings, Nigerians have a greater need for God’s word than ever before.
Wycliffe CEO Bruce Smith said, “The desperation of the situation actually increases their motivation for getting God's Word translated because they realize that the political and religious solutions are not working.”
"They need some truth that's going to change hearts, change perspectives, in order to make any difference for the long haul."
Publication date: June 18, 2014