Many of Lutheran Bible Translators’ partnering institutions train individuals in linguistics, Biblical languages and translation studies. Local language speakers train for ministry while staying in their home country or in a nearby region. Graduates of these institutions then serve in translation and literacy programs in their own languages. 

Trained local personnel produce higher quality work in a shorter amount of time. They translate God’s Word in a clear and culturally appropriate manner because it is their language and culture. More individuals desire to serve God and their people. 

Scholarship recipients are vital to the advancement of language programs in their countries. Your gifts facilitate the formal training needed to serve in the programs of their heart language. 


Promote local participation and ownership of overseas language programs.  

Provide higher education to qualified candidates to serve in programs within their own language communities.


Translation and literacy programs benefit when advisors and consultants are mother tongue speakers of the language.

God’s Word reaches more people through programs staffed by professionally trained mother tongue speakers.


Give praise for the work being done by past recipients of scholarships awarded by Lutheran Bible Translators.

Pray that interest in advanced training for translation positions increases in language communities in need of God’s Word.

Pray that Lutheran Bible Translators has sufficient funds to assist those desiring to serve in translation ministry among their people.

There are motivated, talented individuals around the world eager to bring God’s Word to their people. They need your help to receive the education and training to serve their language communities through Bible translation.

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