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1 1 Good News in Anyones Language WELCOME!

2 2 Good News in Anyones Language 1954 to 2014: 737 Aussies have been involved The Oates Family 1954 The Miles-Fanning Family 2014 You can replace this with a picture of someone you know

3 3 Good News in Anyones Language 1954 to 2014: Serving directly in 126 language projects 86 New Testaments 3 Complete Bibles 56 Scripture portions Audio Productions in 22 languages Video productions in 11 languages

4 4 Good News in Anyones Language 1954 to 2014: Other services Dictionaries in 34 languages 40 language experts (consultants) Typesetting (preparing Bibles for print) in 47 languages

5 5 Good News in Anyones Language What would life be like without light? Photo by Zeke du Plessis

6 6 Good News in Anyones Language Reading the Bible in the national language is like looking at an old black and white fuzzy photo.

7 7 Good News in Anyones Language Photo by Kahunapule Michael Johnson Reading Ruth in my heart language is like watching a full coloured movie with surround sound & special effects! Christian, Papua

8 8 Good News in Anyones Language Reading in Kriol 37 Wal Jisas bin tok,Yu garra laigim God brabliwei. Yu garra gibit miselp laif langa im. Brabliwei yu garra gibit miselp langa im, en yu garra abum filing oni blanga im, en yu garra oldei jinggabat im langa yu main. 38 Tharran na det topwan en brabli haibala lowa. 39 En det sekanwan haibala lowa im seim laik det feswan. Im tok, Yu garra laigim ola najalot pipul brabliwei jis laik yu laigim miselp. Kriol is a modern indigenous language spoken in many indigenous communities in Northern Australia. The Kriol Bible was completed in 2007.

9 9 Good News in Anyones Language Quiz The first person to translate the complete Bible from Latin into English was: A)William Tyndale B)Venerable Bede C) Myles Coverdale D) John Wycliffe

10 10 Good News in Anyones Language No of Languages 300BC0300AD… Septuagint (LXX) Latin Vulgate Gutenbergs Printing Press British & Foreign Bible Society William Tyndales English Bible John Wycliffes English Bible KJV William Carey Wycliffe Founded The progress of Bible translation

11 11 Good News in Anyones Language Quiz Roughly how many English versions of the Bible are there today? A) 80+ B) 100+ C) 150+ D) 50+

12 12 Good News in Anyones Language Quiz Of the 6,918 active languages in the world today, how many have the complete Bible? A) 513 B) 1011 C) 2209 D) 788

13 13 Good News in Anyones Language In progress2,167 Some scripture1010 New Testament1,294 Complete Bible513 6,918 living languages worldwide 2,817 languages with all or some Scripture *180 million people without Scriptures Sourced from – October 2013 Status of Bible translation worldwide

14 14 Good News in Anyones Language Call to action (2013 statistics) Number of languages with likely need of Bible translation with no active program in place

15 15 Good News in Anyones Language Supporting the Bible translation movement Learn more information by checking out –Wycliffe Australias website –Publications such as Wycliffe Today Spread the word –Like us on Facebook (search for Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia) –Host a Wycliffe 60 th birthday party

16 16 Good News in Anyones Language Supporting the Bible translation movement Pray –Sign up for Prayer Words by ing prayer- –Host a prayer meeting during Wycliffe Australias 60 days of prayer: 13 September to 11 November 2014 Support a Wycliffe member or project financially –Go to –Check out 60 Projects for 60 years at Volunteer in Australia or overseas –Contact for

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