Wycliffe – Part II: New Approaches to Translation Work

In Church, Culture, General Interest, Missions, Scripture on June 2, 2009 at 9:26 pm

National Translator Futakamba (on left), Tanzania 2009
photo courtesy of Scott Toncray

Click here for today’s feature (2 of 5):

Yesterday I began a week-long series on Wycliffe Bible Translators by looking at the impact of the scriptures in the heart language of a people group. Today’s feature takes a look at new approaches being used by Wycliffe in order to accelerate the translation process.

Today’s piece features the following guests:

  1. Bob Creson – President of Wycliffe USA
  2. Tim Gilmore – Mara Cluster Team Leader, Uganda-Tanzania Branch
  3. Liz Thomson – Comprehensive Project Manager of Scripture Access for All, Uganda-Tanzania Branch
  4. Danny Foster – Training Coordinator, Uganda-Tanzania Branch
  5. Samuel Mubbala – National Translator and Project Leader for the Lugwere Language, Uganda-Tanzania Branch
  6. Futakamba – National Translator for the Zanaki Language in the Mara Language Cluster

If you’d like more information on how you can serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators, you can visit thier website: http://www.wycliffe.org or visit their blog at: http://wycliffeusa.wordpress.com

My thanks to Wycliffe USA for making my trip to East Africa possible.  Also, I would like to thank everyone at the Uganda-Tanzania Branch who showed such warm hospitality to the media team while we were there. 

  1. Lugwere! This is an exciting interview to hear how clustering is accelerating the pace of Bible translation. This is one of the language groups that children here are coloring Scripture Posters for…to send as graduation presents to those who finish literacy classes. I must write those parents/teachers and have them listen to these interviews so the children hear about the place where their posters are going!

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