Recently the 4.2.20 Foundation team and Board met and reflected on the past year. We looked forward together to the holidays and praised God for our friends and partners that have supported us as we pursue His purposes. We called upon the Lord in faith to provide for greater multiplication of translations of the entire Bible in every language.
Yes, we have seen the Lord's hand and favor in so many ways this year and I personally am so grateful for our hard-working team, and for all of you, our partners who have walked alongside us so faithfully and sacrificially through prayer and investment of time, talent and resources. Together we can rejoice in what the Lord has done while also raising our faith for more as we consider the magnitude of the unfinished task. Your support is vital as we partner together for the sake of the Kingdom.
This year we are preparing to receive up to 24 participants in the June 2017 School of Biblical Hebrew. Inquiries and applications are coming from all parts of the globe representing languages that do not have a full Bible and churches that are earnestly praying for an Old Testament translation. These dedicated Believers are willing to sacrificially invest their time away from home and family, but their families and churches do not have the additional resources needed to cover all of their program costs. The School of Biblical Hebrew will equip them with the Hebrew language skills to translate the Old Testament into their mother tongue so that local congregations and future Believers in their language and people group will have an enduring investment.
To serve these translators-in-training we need to ask yet more of you. The immediate goal is $150,000 by the end of the year. As you pray about how you might give to others this season, consider making an investment which will bring life, hope and the ways of God to a whole language group.