Wycliffe: Next Generation

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Asia-Pacific Language Technology Workshop

 

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25, NLT).  

Sixty-two technical representatives from around Asia and the Pacific islands have gathered for more than a week in Chiang Mai, Thailand to receive training on tools used in language development and Bible translation. They will also review new features of key software programs and evaluate possible enhancements to them. Another goal of the workshop is to equip participants with the skills needed to become better trainers themselves, and provide opportunities for relationship building for future collaboration and support. The entire event will be spiritually undergirded by devotional studies along with worship and prayer.

SIL International* along with some partner organizations such as the United Bible Societies produce world-class software for language development, anthropological data collection, translation support, and other technical needs. Software such as Flex, WeSay, and OurWord are produced as open source applications that are used by universities around the world and numerous missions organizations that do translation of the Bible and other texts.

  • At least a dozen countries and even more languages are represented so pray for good communication and understanding.
  • Pray that the training received and new support network would result in accelerated Bible translation work.
  • Pray for health and good rest for participants who have come long distances and from multiple time zones.
  • Pray for encouragement for several attendees who have experienced recent deaths in the family and spiritual attack.

*A primary partner in language development.

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