- Education and leadership development
The soft leather cover, the crisp new pages, the words of life: imagine holding the Bible written in your native tongue for the first time. At least, that’s what you’ve been told; you don’t know how to read, so even though you hold the Word written in your native tongue, it still feels as unreachable as before.
David Ford works with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL Ethiopia to help lay the groundwork of both translation and education in native languages. Wycliffe’s goal is to begin translating Scripture into every language that still needs a translation by 2025. Ethiopia is home to 85 languages, and David, in partnership with SIL Ethiopia, is contributing to that goal. Because of his work with both partners, people are taught to read, the Bible is translated into their language, and they can read the good news of Jesus.