Story number 5 for 30 Jan 2001

By January 30, 2001

(USA)–And finally, JAARS is doing all it can to get people involved in Bible translation work. JAARS, which speeds Bible translation by providing quality services for Wycliffe Bible Translators and others, is in the midst of a campaign to see a translation of scripture in every language by 2025. JAARS’ spokesman Arthur Lightbody. “At the current rate of progress it will take 100-150 years to provide God’s word for everybody in the world that doesn’t have it. We feel that this is too long a period of time.” So, Lightbody says they’re producing infomercials, plays and more to let people know about the need they have for computer experts, construction workers, translators and pilots. The need for funding is also great. “Financially, as we get involved with mother tongue translators that don’t have the ability to pay their entire support we’d like to step up our giving and contributing to these kinds of people four-fold.”

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