TIM & ALI & Dan
We are Tim and Ali Robinson, and we have a son called Dan. We are Elim missionaries working in partnership with Wycliffe UK, whose vision is to see a Bible translated into every language of the world.
Why? Well, God loves everyone, and if you read up in Genesis 11:1-9 you can see that God actually saved the world from selfish madness and created all the languages. He is such a creative God who loves diversity. People need to know God’s message of love for them and they need to be able to read it in a language they can fully understand and speaks to their hearts. This is often referred to as the ‘mother tongue’. That is what we are involved in; we believe that Bibles in mother tongues are key to evangelism, church planting, discipleship and growth.
Nigeria has a total of 510 languages, over 240 of which don’t have a single word of scripture yet. There is a massive need for Bible translation. In fact, the country has the second biggest need for Bible translation in the world.
Tim is Language Programs Director for our group. He is responsible for the teams that are working directly with the language communities where we have some sort of management oversight of the project.
Ali is currently working as a language data manager, trying to keep track of all the information we have about the languages of Nigeria. It involves working with multiple partner organisations and encouraging all the various groups and individuals working on projects to keep submitting information and articles into our global information systems.