Wycliffe Associates reported on the recent murder of four of its workers, though it has not released the names of the victims or even which country in the Middle East the attack took place, due to the extreme dangers associated with the work.
The attack was carried out by Islamic radicals, who shot up the Wycliffe Associates office, destroying and burning all the books and materials – though, praise God, the hard drives containing
the translation work for eight language projects was saved.
The scarce information about the victims reveals that two of them died by gunshots, while two others were beaten to death after laying on top of the lead translator, in the end managing to save his life at the cost of their own. “The remaining translation team has decided to re-double their efforts to translate, publish, and print God’s Word for these eight language communities,” the organization said following the attack.
The translation workers are reportedly setting up a new office at a secret location, looking to raise emergency funds to finish up the translation projects.
Source: Christian Post
Bible Study: 2 Timothy 2:8-9
PRAISE God for the sacrifice of the translators and that priceless material was saved.
Pray for their protection and for the salvation of their attackers.