Bible translators Wycliffe Associates are focusing on South Sudan’s unreached people groups, many of whom are living in crowded, unsanitary refugee camps. The conflict in South Sudan means those who sought safe refuge before are in danger again. With the country in turmoil, men, women, and children are caught in the crossfire between government and rebel fighters, with violence rampant.
President/CEO of Wycliffe Associates Bruce Smith says, “But in the midst of the turmoil, there is a ray of hope. This ongoing conflict has created a fertile ground for seeds of faith in the most unlikely soil – that of refugee camps. More than ever, these refugees are open and hungry for hope and truth. They must have God’s Word in their heart language to cling to in the midst of such persecution and tragedy.”
An estimated one million South Sudanese speak some 54 different languages. Smith sees this as “an incredible, unprecedented, God-given opportunity to reach a generation of lost people in South Sudan.”
Source: The 10/40 Window Reporter
BIBLE STUDY: Psalm 119:33-40
PRAISE: God for the vision and work of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Pray for speedy provision of Bible portions in the languages of these refugees.