Bible poverty—having no access to Scripture one can easily understand—is an overwhelming issue around the world.
In partnership with the Seed Company (a part of Wycliffe Global Alliance), our PCBC church family came together to “Give Up To Give,” a collective initiative to invest in the vital work of Bible translation for four specific people groups who do not yet have the New Testament in their language.
Individuals, families and Connect Groups galvanized in fun and creative ways, in some cases choosing, in the spirit of Lent, to forgo creature comforts like coffee, online shopping and Netflix in order to meet our goal.
Between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday 2019, our members gave $294,795.89, going above and beyond their normal giving to bring God’s Word to “New Shoots” people groups located in the densely forested hills of South Asia.
These funds will help provide 21 experienced translators with the resources to work on four distinct language translations, focusing on portions of the New Testament. These efforts will result in giving 176,660 people access to the Gospel in their native language for the very first time!
What's Next?All additional funding raised above the original $250K goal will be allocated for future Bible translation projects.
The Missions Committee will work alongside trusted partners to identify new people groups in need of the scriptures in their own language.
As a result of our realized savings in the current budget, $100K is being recommended specifically for ongoing scripture translation.