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Wycliffe USA celebrates 29 newly completed translations

By October 19, 2016

United States (Wycliffe USA/MNN) — Wycliffe Bible Translators USA announced its semi-annual Scripture Celebration will take place tomorrow, Thursday, October 20. The celebration of 29 newly completed translations of Scripture will be open to the public and live-streamed here.

Image courtesy of Wycliffe USA.

(Image courtesy of Wycliffe USA)

“Our fall Scripture Celebration is the perfect way to follow up on the month-long #WhyBible campaign that ran throughout September,” said Bob Creson, President and CEO of Wycliffe. “This is another chance to celebrate the joy of the Gospel and to hear stories of people from all over the world whose lives have been changed by gaining access to Scripture in the language they know and understand best.”

Wycliffe’s semi-annual Scripture Celebration includes live music and participants dressed in the traditional attire of cultures represented by the new translations. The 2016 event will celebrate the completion of Scripture in 29 different languages spoken by more than 2.2 million people across 17 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America.

Photo courtesy of Wycliffe USA.

(Photo courtesy of Wycliffe USA)

Languages being celebrated in 2016 include Tamajaq Tawallammat, a language spoken by an estimated 450,000 people in Niger; Bunong, spoken by an estimated 44,000 people in Southeast Asia; and Paama, the language of an estimated 7,000 people in Vanuatu.

The Scripture Celebration will include a time of worship, stories about God’s faithfulness and goodness, and videos from various language communities.

The celebration will be hosted in the Tboli Auditorium at the Wycliffe Discovery Center at 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32832. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Viewers who plan to live-stream the event can sign-up to receive a reminder at www.Wycliffe.org/Celebrate.

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