Breaking New Ground

Dr. Mike Rodewald, executive director for Lutheran Bible Translators in Concordia, Missouri, was the keynote speaker during recent ground-breaking ceremonies for a unique building on the campus of Mekane Yesus Seminary (MYS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. MYS is part of...

What Does This Mean?

The word is kagin. Know what this means? Neither did Michael Ersland when he first began serving with the Komba Old Testament translation team in northern Ghana. Kagin is a word he learned while studying the Komba language. And when Michael fully understood it, tears...

Let There Be Light!

The light bulb went on. That’s how Lutheran Bible Translators’ translation consultant Becky Grossmann described the experience of a Liberian woman when she heard Scripture in her own language for the first time. She’d heard God’s Word in English, but it was...

Thank You X 10

In 2005, a Dan speaker in Liberia began praying for the resumption of the Dan translation project. It was interrupted by the civil wars that had devastated the country for almost 14 years. The New Testament translation that had been completed in 1981 was out of print....
True Freedom

True Freedom

Have you ever noticed how much our lives here in the U.S. revolve around celebrations? It seems like every other day is notable for something – Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Administrative Professional Day. Then there are the personal landmarks, like birthdays,...