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November, 2018

In the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles off the eastern coast of India, a small group of Sentinel tribal people have lived and died for centuries. These remote Islanders have had a renowned reputation for violently resisting contact with the outside world.

A week ago, a young American...

November, 2018

By a member of the Sungai team

In 1525, two momentous events took place involving two people groups from opposite ends of the globe. In Switzerland, the leaders of my people decided to leave a false, dead religion and follow God according to the Bible. This decision...

November, 2018

"The history of missions, revival, and every great exploit in the Kingdom is the history of the answered prayers of God’s people." —Joel Martin

Do you do battle in prayer? Are you on the defensive or offensive?
Do you know how to pray according to God's will? Can you wield the...

November, 2018

It wasn’t the first time someone completed ABT’s training track with Phase II Inhouse Training. But it was the first formal graduation dinner, with most of our board members present!

Phase II Training with the team heading to Indonesia included a number of firsts for us. You might call...

November, 2018

"The motto of every missionary, whether preacher, printer, or schoolmaster, ought to be ‘Devoted for life.’”—Adoniram Judson

November, 2018

Our quarterly ABT board meeting is happening today. What a blessing to work with these brothers. They are from a number of different Anabaptist groups but yet the unified vision and working together is beautiful.

Please pray for energy in completing a rather rigorous agenda and also for...

November, 2018

ABT's Translation Philosophy, Part 4 of 5
TRANSLATABILITY OF THE SCRIPTURES

The idea of Scripture translation flows from the concept of the Incarnation. God sent His Word in human form. By identifying with us as a man, Jesus revealed God and His will in a way uniquely...

November, 2018

“Your reader must be able to read God’s Word 'as though it were written yesterday'” —Martin Luther

Luther translated the German Bible.

October, 2018

An ABT member writes during a time of transition—

This year has seen us taking the final steps to launch out and begin our involvement in Old Testament Bible translation in Africa.

October, 2018

“It is sometimes said that there is no task more complex than Translation — a claim that can be readily believed when all the variables involved are taken into account” —David Crystal

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10
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