I admitted it – right there, in front of all those people.
I counted eight of them in our house.
Eight copies of the Word of God for four people! We are rich in Scripture indeed.
It’s hard to believe there are people groups around the world who don’t have a single verse of Scripture in their own language.
Meet the Vidunda people.
They do not have the Word of God in their own language.
I am not okay with that.
I am so thrilled to be part of a project with the OneVerse Bloggers to translate the New Testament into the native language of the Vidunda people. By 2014 the Seed Company through OneVerse plans to be able to print the New Testament in it’s entirety for the Vidunda.
For only $26 a month you can help translate Scripture. The last verse that was funded was Matthew 24:29, so we are almost through the book of Matthew! We can do this!
Will you help others be rich in Scripture?
(Click here to donate)
I knew God wanted me there for a reason, but the conference was almost over and I still had no idea why.
A week prior to Relevant – a Christian woman’s blogging conference – I was notified about an available ticket. In a whirlwind of rescheduling and packing, God continually confirmed His desire for me to attend.
It was now the final dinner at Relevant and I sat down at a table of ladies I didn’t know. We made polite conversation as we ate. To my right a mother balanced her 7-month old daughter on her knee and tried to cut her roast beef with her one free hand (I’ve been there!). The seat to my left was vacant.
Lord, why did You want me to come? The question rolled over and over in my mind. Yes, I had been inspired and yes it had been a wonderful time away with my family, but I sensed there was more as to why God had me there.
Halfway through the meal a lady sat down in the vacant seat and we began to chat. And in God’s impeccable timing He revealed the reason I was at Relevant.
Her name was Johanna Fenton and she is involved with the social media for OneVerse. She tells me of her heart for the Word and her work with OneVerse and The Seed Company to translate the Bible into minority languages around the world.
|What is OneVerse? Today, nearly one-third of the world’s language groups representing 340 million people are still waiting for God’s Word in a language that they can understand clearly.
OneVerse is a program of The Seed Company that enables you to support local Bible translators as they make God’s message available in the language of their people.Your sponsorship gift of $26 provides the resources required for national translators to translate one verse of Scripture into their own language. Through OneVerse, you join a team of prayer and financial partners to make this possible.
OneVerse Bible translation projects are managed exclusively by The Seed Company as we work in partnership with various organizations and local leadership. Sponsorship support for a language project is combined and managed to ensure that all project goals are met. If a translation project is interrupted due to circumstances beyond our control, any remaining funds will be allocated towards other similar translation projects. The Seed Company is working directly with over 400 translation projects in countries around the world.
Because the Word transforms, she says.
I know this to be true.
Her purpose at the conference was to look for bloggers who would be willing to write about this ministry.
Now this – this I could get excited about.
I came away from that conversation knowing this was something God was calling me to do.
And so now, several months, emails, and conference calls later, I’m inviting you to be involved as well.
The OneVerse Bloggers, including myself, have many exciting ways for you to participate, but for now, as we approach Christmas, would you consider giving the Word as a gift?
In partnership with the Duggars, through Gift-a-Verse, with a donation of $26, you can support the work of OneVerse by translating one verse of Scripture into a minority language. And for your donation, you will receive a Christmas card to send to a friend during the holidays.
What better gift could we give than the transforming power of the Word?
Simply click here to donate.
Check back in January for more exciting ways to become involved!
1926. A Nanny and Papa who come to watch him play.
1927. The opportunity to partner with them.
1928. When he parks the van in the garage for me.
1929. Studying with the youth – love it!
1930. Ice-coated trees and the steady drip-drip-drip in the morning sun.
1931. A Great-Grandma who spends the day with her great-granddaughter.
1932. Tea biscuits fresh from the oven thoughtfully delivered to my office.
1933. His thoughtfulness.
1934. When he calls me in the morning while on his business trip to pray with me.
1935. Unseasonably warm at the end of November.
1936. The endless soccer game in the basement.
1937. Dinner at a country club and feeling very ‘cultured’ for one night.
1938. Candles flickering and music playing and decking these halls.
1939. Celebrating 2 baby boys being dedicated.
1940. Clementines … a sign of the holidays.