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From Baby Steps to Life-Changing Strides

From Baby Steps to Life-Changing Strides

As we approach the celebration of the nativity of our Lord, we of course envision Him as the newborn babe in the manger. This image of babies reminds me of the phrase baby steps, used to describe not only the first tentative attempts to walk, but also the incremental...

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Perspectives on Cows

Perspectives on Cows

My family and I served with Lutheran Bible Translators in a rural area of Botswana in southern Africa. In those communities, cows play a central role. There are words which describe each animal’s color and pattern. I read a recent survey finding in the US. According...

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Inspired

Inspired

Do you see yourself as inspirational? Have you ever encouraged a friend or co-worker? Offered guidance to a child? Supported a cause? Well then, you’ve provided inspiration. You have spurred on, impelled, motivated, and exerted an animating, enlivening, or exalting...

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Sharing Our Blessings

Sharing Our Blessings

Sharing Our Blessings Christmas 2020 In the first century, Paul encouraged the young church in Corinth to reach out in intentional relationship with the community. He explained, “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all...

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Five Years On!

Five Years On!

Five Years On! Christmas 2020 In the fall of 2015, Lutheran Bible Translators moved from the Chicago area to Concordia, Missouri. What happened in five years? Does sharing the Word of God change over time? Five language communities now have either a New Testament or...

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Sharing a Generous Spirit

Sharing a Generous Spirit

Sharing a Generous Spirit Christmas 2020 Students at the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa. Excited to learn about Bible translation thanks to giving efforts.“God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7) You want to support Bible translation but maybe you think...

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Back to Bible Translation

Back to Bible Translation

“The language you speak to your children and the language you speak to your parents should also be the language you speak to God—and it should be the language in which God can speak to you through His Word, the Bible.” Chris and Janine Pluger strongly believed this...

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