Central African Republic's turmoil affects Bible translation

AP

Bible translation has been affected by the political chaos that has gripped the Central African Republic (CAR) since a rebel coalition captured power about six months ago.

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo in the south and Cameroon in the west.

According to a news release from Wycliffe Associates, since that time the country has experienced significant unrest and turmoil. The country's volatile state has affected the lives of many innocent people and also the work of Bible translation.

All Wycliffe's expatriate staff has been evacuated, and the national Bible translation organization has suffered looting and pillaging.

According to Wycliffe Associates, "Translation teams throughout the country have experienced significant problems as a result of this and the activities of armed forces in their own areas. Pray for God's protection of the innocent and for a return of lasting peace."

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Wycliffe Associates works to translate the Bible into people's native language. Translators are working throughout the world to start translation projects in every language needing one by the year 2025. The undertaking is called Vision 2025.

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