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After a year's work, a World Evangelical Alliance panel has released its report on the Muslim-context translation practices of Wycliffe Bible Translators and its partner SIL International. Wycliffe requested the audit of its policies after controversy erupted last year over the world's premier translator supporting translations that altered the phrases "Son of God" and "God the Father" in Muslim contexts.
As one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, John Akunguet Garang hasn't always enjoyed a regular meal or a roof over his head as he does now. Today, Garang has dedicated his life to helping and teaching God's word to Sudanese children. "I've risked my life raising them up and building a nation," he says.
68-year-old Maly moved in the highest echelons of Cambodian society, worked in fields under the Khmer Rouge, traversed Cambodia’s jungle with two young children in tow, was captured in a Thai prison and separated from her children, and was exiled to Long Beach as a refugee. Now she is working to create the only audio recording of the Bible in Khmer.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has announced increased funding of emergency aid for families in southern Israel and new security projects to assist communities in the line of fire.
Utility companies are scrambling to restore power as colder temperatures bring further challenges to victims and humanitarian groups are working to provide aid to those impacted by the worst storm to hit the Northeast in 100 years.
If your church is looking for a hands-on ministry to the "least of these," I cannot think of a more rewarding experience. Angel Tree is so much more than Christmas gifts: It’s a way of reconciling families torn apart by incarceration, and it’s about introducing these children, these families, to Jesus.