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Bible Translation Projects Preserve Endangered Languages

“Bible translation is transformative for a language"
-linguist K. David Harrison

We are involved in Bible translation because it transforms spiritual lives. Yes, but also because it transforms holistic lives, families, churches, and communities. This year has been declared the international year of indigenous languages by the United Nations... which highlights in part, how Bible translation by it's very nature involves language development and helps preserve endangered languages. Alphabets are created, languages are written down for the first time. Languages are recorded on audio and video for the first time. Languages are esteemed for the first time... and in many cases people feel esteemed for the first time as they hear God speak their language... this list could go on and on. 


According to an article in Christianity Today
Even if Christians are able to understand another language, there are significant benefits to hearing the gospel in one’s mother tongue. It makes it eas…

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