Advancing God’s Kingdom by communicating His Word in the heart language of all people.
Statement of Faith
We believe that this world and all of its inhabitants were created by our loving God for eternal fellowship with Him. Man, by his sin, has become separated from God, and only through personally accepting the gift of reconciliation purchased by Jesus at the cross can he regain his fellowship with God. We believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and only through Him may people find peace with God.
We believe that the Bible is the truly inspired Word of God, that it is fully accurate, and that it contains the wisdom of God that we need for our lives. As we read the Bible, the Holy Spirit instructs our hearts and minds to understand God’s eternal truth and shows us how to apply that truth to our lives today.
We rejoice that God has adopted us as his children. We know that when we die we will be with Him in heaven forever. We look forward to worshipping Him with the multitudes from every tribe and nation. We believe that He has given us the task here on Earth to enable others to hear (in their native language) the Good News that their Creator longs for them with an immeasurable love, and that He has made a way for them to be reconciled to Himself.
David and Marie Hazell lived in Russia for eight years working on Bible translation. In 1992, shortly after communist walls began to fall, they moved their family to the depths of Siberia where they assisted with printing the first Scripture portion in the Evenki language. During their time on the field they saw completed translation projects that were unprinted due to a lack of funds.
The family’s move back to the United States in 2000 marked a new era in their support of international missions work. They founded a homeschool curriculum company that uses the majority of its proceeds to support Bible translation around the world.
God’s Word for the Nations was started in 2003 to assist like-minded individuals, families, churches, and businesses in providing needed finances for Bible translation around the world. Since that time God’s Word for the Nations has been blessed to be able to provide over two million dollars in funding.
Working with Others
God’s Word for the Nations works in cooperation with other organizations to carry out its vision. These organizations include:
The Institute for Bible Translation’s main aim is to translate, publish and distribute the Bible in the languages of the non-Slavic peoples living in Russia and the other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). These 85 million non-Slavic peoples represent a tremendous diversity of language (at least 130 different languages) and religion (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Shamanism). Some of these peoples number many millions; other languages have only a few thousand speakers. Some of the languages have a long written tradition; in others a written form is only now being created.
Pioneer Bible Translators bridges the gap between the church and the Bibleless peoples around the world. Our team is composed of Bible translators, literacy evangelists, church planters and a variety of support personnel working to see transformed lives through God’s Word in every language.
For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages.
SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.
Deaf Missions clearly communicates the Gospel of Jesus with Deaf people through their heart language, culture and identity. After 50 years of Deaf Ministy, they keep their focus narrow. Here’s what they do:
- Deaf Missions creates epic video content in sign language, like the Jesus movie. Their vision is to clearly communicate the Gospel with their video content to the 70 million Deaf people worldwide.
- Deaf Missions builds Gospel communities. They help facilitators build groups to encourage Deaf people in their journey with Jesus.
- Deaf Missions equips Deaf leaders by providing access to resources and training in their heart language.