03 Sep

Wycliffe UK is 50 years old!

Wycliffe Bible Translators UK 50th Anniversary logoHappy birthday Wycliffe!  I find it slightly odd talking about an organisation in terms that we normally use for people.  BUT birthdays are a great time to reflect on what God has done, and may do in the future.

On 1st September 1960, 50 years ago today, Wycliffe Bible Translators was officially born in the UK.
The training of translators had been taking place in the UK since the early 50s, but 1960 was the year in which Wycliffe UK (named after John Wycliffe – an early Bible translator who wanted people to be able to learn about God in their own language) was formally recognised as part of this growing, world-wide family of translation organisations.
Back in 1960 the world population was estimated to be around 3 billion and the best guess was that there were about 1,000 languages that required a translation project of some kind.

You can read more about it on the Wycliffe UK Blog

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