I’ve been back at work for a week now since Christmas, and it has been an interesting week with plenty to do. This is probably the busiest time of year for recruitment, with many people looking ahead to August and the next academic year, and others thinking about what they can do short-term in the summer.
We have three “Engage” summer teams this year, going to Cambodia and Burkina Faso in July, and Cameroon in August. We have a couple of applicants so far and some interest from others, so we’re praying that God will bring the right people to fill those teams.
We really hope that the Engage teams will give people a chance to see what God is doing through Bible translation, as well as helping them to experience life in a completely different culture. Our prayer is that each person on these teams will be transformed, and that they will all have a desire to support Bible translation in the future, whether that’s overseas or here in the UK. You can see how the teams got on last year here and here.
Other people, some in their final year at university, are considering joining Wycliffe in the next couple of months with a view to going overseas next year. Several of them are thinking about taking the MA in Field Linguistics course that combines MA studies with a 2-year internship in a translation project overseas.
We have 2 or 3 people applying for the MA next year, with several others interested at the moment. Please pray for the applicants, that the application process and support raising will go well for them, and for others who are still at the stage of making decisions at the moment. Pray for guidance for them, and for peace as they seek what God would have them do.
Thanks so much for your prayers for us in the work we’re doing, and your support for Bible translation worldwide into the 2,200 or so languages that don’t have any scripture!
On a different note, here are some photos from a beautiful (if rather cold) frosty day today!