On Saturday, Jan. 31, Wycliffe Bible Translators and its technical support team, JAARS, had a special event at Go Ye Village Christian Retirement Center.

The purpose of the event was to inform people of the need for personnel to assist the 1,800 languages around the world that have no native-language Scriptures.

Grace Townsend-Goerth was a guest speaker. She is the daughter of Cameron Townsend, the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Summer Institute of Linguistics and JAARS Inc. Ralph Nitcher was the other speaker, representing the needs of JAARS, the technical support team.

Residents from Go Ye Village represented the following topics: Bible translation and linguistics, John Tuggy and Joe Grimes; aviation/land and sea, George Fletcher and George Woodward; literacy and enthno-musicology, Sheila Tuggy and Dottie Shaler; Bibleless People’s Prayer Project, Eileen Mischke; and information, Dot Driver.

The SIL Dallas, Texas, center representatives were: Ken and Mae Zook, information technology; Joel and Cindy Groening, media; and Bob and Carol Kuichen, teacher/children’s education.

For more information on being a part of the Great Commission to reach those who need to have the Scriptures in their own language, visit www.wycliffebibletranslators.org and www.jaars.org, or call Dot Driver, JAARS retiree at Go Ye Village, at 918-344-4931.

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