Category Archives: Stories from the Field

Cross-Cultural Communication at Its Finest

Congratulations to Jill Monaco for submitting the winning photo to our contest for the best candid photo taken while on the job. Jill is our Director of Artist Read more…

More Than Just Books for the Samburu

On August 6, the Samburu people of Kenya celebrated their first publication of the Gospel of Luke. But so much more was celebrated than a pile of printed Read more…

How Different Cultures Partake of the Bread of Life

Picture the disciples gathered around an array of food, each relaxed and leaning on one elbow, not realizing this would be their last supper with Jesus before his Read more…

Sharing Stories From a Cultural Goldmine

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Today I’m guest posting at Generous Mind, where I take you behind the scenes of our blog, exploring the challenges and solutions to delivering the best stories. I Read more…

Racing for the Traumatized

Lady in Goma, DRC

This story originally appeared in the quarterly newsletter, Word Alive, from our partner Wycliffe Canada. It’s great to see what God is doing through their ministry around the Read more…

Cell Phones Used to Share Scripture in West Africa

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The printer jammed, and repair was days away. The workshop in Nigeria had ended, and in just a few hours the translators were leaving for home. How discouraging Read more…

God, When Will You Speak In My Tongue?

The following poem was written by James Lokuuda Kadanya, a Bible translator for the Toposa language of South Sudan, which is spoken by more than a half million Read more…

“Naomi has a son!”

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The Ikizu and Zanaki translators and I recently checked their translations of the book of Ruth. In the process of doing so, they taught me something new about Read more…

Tolandi Lost a Tooth

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When my co-worker and I arrived in the northern Philippines, we were excited to know that the Sambal New Testament had been published six years earlier. Then we Read more…

Family Affairs

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The “Begats” How many times have you come to the genealogy section during your Bible reading, and yawned? Then you skipped that part for something more relevant. Consider Read more…