“Come help us with Bible Translation!” is a recurring plea heard by Lutheran Bible Translators. Language communities want to have God’s Word, but they need the expertise offered by a professional translation organization to make it a reality. 

Bible translation requires partnership between a mission organization and the language community requesting assistance. To develop sustainable language programs and partnerships, on-site meetings are invaluable for establishing relationships with local church and Bible Society leaders. The specific needs of each language community must be assessed to determine the best way to put God’s Word into their hands. 

Funding for new mission exploration results in more people receiving the Gospel. 


Increase LBT’s capacity to answer translation needs.

Create new partnerships with communities committed to bringing God’s Word to their people through translation and Scripture engagement programs.


The number of language communities with access to Scripture in their mother tongues is growing.

Language communities with access to Scripture in their mother tongues are being uplifted and empowered through God’s Word.


Pray that those who desire to have God’s Word in their own language will receive the assistance they need to begin Bible translation.

Pray for the people and programs with which LBT currently serves.

Pray for wisdom and discernment as LBT meets with potential new partners to determine the feasibility of beginning a language project.

The need is great! People want God’s Word in their languages. Your gift helps LBT reach out to those asking for assistance.

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