Dear Friends, 

The road ahead in Bible translation is not smooth. The work is often in remote, hard to reach places. Teams will face spiritual, environmental, and complex challenges. Ministry will be increasingly difficult, sometimes dangerous – yet, we must press on for the sake of sharing the hope, life, and transformation of God’s Word! 

Let’s look ahead to 2033. As a member of the collective impact alliance illumiNations, we commit to “All Access Goals” – most notably, ensure EVERY language has some measure of Scripture in the language they understand best within 10 years. 

Your support accelerates the mission. How can you partner with us? Pray. Give. Advocate.   

PRAY – Prayer is the strategy. Without God’s guiding hand, the mission will not be fulfilled. 

GIVE – Your gifts fund the mission. $35 translates a verse to a new language. A full chapter costs around $1000. A printed New Testament is $10 and a complete Bible is $20. 

ADVOCATE – Martin Luther pioneered Bible translation. 500 years later, you and I can continue this legacy and bring Scripture to the ends of the Earth. 

2024 is the 60th year of Lutheran Bible Translators’ ministry. My fervent prayer is for a year of strengthening partnerships – with local leaders, mission organizations, and you. 

Thank you for being part of the Bible translation movement.  

In Christ,
Rev. Dr. Rich Rudowske
Executive Director + CEO