1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Four Wycliffe translators murdered in the Middle East

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Feb 18, 2006
    Likes Received:
    Militants in the Middle East killed four Bible translators and injured several others in a rampage on a Wycliffe translation office.

    The militants ransacked the office, burned all the books and destroyed equipment, including the Print On Demand (POD) system used to print copies of Scripture.

    Two workers died of gunshot wounds. Two other workers laid on top of the lead translator—saved his life—and died deflecting bludgeoning blows from the militants.

    The computer hard drives containing the translation work for eight language projects were not destroyed in the rampage.

    “The remaining translation team has decided to re-double their efforts to translate, publish, and print God’s Word for these eight language communities,” Wycliffe Associates said in a statement.

    The ministry requested prayer for the families of the murdered translators.

    “Please ask the Lord to mend the hearts and wounds of the translation team who have gone through this horrible ordeal,” Mae Greenleaf, a prayer coordinator said in a statement.

    Although lives lost cannot be replaced, she stated that the ministry would replace the lost equipment and continue its work in the Middle East.

    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. FriendofSpurgeon

    FriendofSpurgeon Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Feb 24, 2003
    Likes Received:
    Very, very sad. Thank you for sharing.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Likes Received:
    Lifting up prayers.
    • Agree Agree x 1