Four Bible translators were recently murdered by militants in an unnamed location in the Middle East.
According to Wycliffe, a raid took place on the translators’ office. Two of the translators were shot and killed, while another two died of wounds from being beaten. These last two managed to protect and save the lead translator by lying on top of him while the militants beat them with their now-empty weapons.
The militants also destroyed translating equipment, including Print on Demand equipment, books, and translation materials. However, Wycliffe says the militants did not destroy the “computer hard drives containing translation work for eight language projects.”
Now Wycliffe, reports say, is seeking another safer location to which to move their office from its present site in the Middle East.
Source: Assist News Service
- Ask the Lord to mend the hearts and wounds of the affected translation team members and comfort grieving loved ones.
- Pray for others to step up and take on the translation task and that this tragedy will in no way restrict the Gospel from going out.
- Pray for the perpetrators, that the Lord will open their eyes to what they have done and that they would be brought to repentance.