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World Bible Translation Center provides Romanians with a great tool for Gospel Ministry.

By March 2, 2005

Romania (MNN) — The World Bible Translation Center is excited about things happening in Eastern Europe.

They’ve recently finished the easy-to-read English and Romanian parallel Bible. As English is becoming one of the global languages of the world, many people in Eastern Europe have been seeking ways to learn the English language. This new parallel translation of Scripture provides such an opportunity, because as people learn English, the powerful Word of God changes lives.

Brian Mclemore with WBTC says, “What really excites me about that is that we’ve geared that to a younger crowd, those who have a desire to learn English. But what you can do with the parallel, you can open up an entirely different audience to the potential to learn the Word of God.”

Often those who are learning English are the opinion-leaders or educators, those who are going to make a difference in the overall direction of the nation. Mclemore says it’s potentially a life-transforming and culture-influencing experience.

It’s a different way of evangelism, to help others learn English through the easy-to-read translation of the Bible. “And so there’s another way, not the only way, but another way to reach people that might just simply not be open to the Gospel message.”

WBTC is firmly committed to translating the whole of the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament. Because of that, the cost is higher than if only the New Testament was translated. WBTC wants to begin work on getting parallel Bibles into other Eastern European languages (Bulgarian, Hungarian, Croatian). Funding is needed to help with these projects.

Mclemore says his heartfelt prayer is to see that happen, and also “That God would use the 20,000 Romanian-English Parallels in a powerful way, to bring even more into a relationship with the Lord Jesus and into a community of faith in the great country of Romania.”

If you’d like to help support World Bible Translation Center with their parallel Bible translations, call (817) 595-1664 or go to their website, http://www.wbtc.com.

3 Comments

  • Amiel says:

    Hi, I’ve been in Romania a few months now, I’m south African, I’m wondering where the parallel English Romanian bible is available from?

  • ronald Ross says:

    Hi, I am trying to get a Romanian / English translated bible to a friend just came to believe on Jesus in Romania. Can you assist?

    • Sharon Felten says:

      Hi Ronald, I would encourage you to contact Bible League International by phone at (866) 825-4636, or by e-mail: info@bibleleague.org. They are located in Crete, IL. It is a wonderful ministry, and I’m sure they can assist you.

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