Johnson students learn about Pioneer Bible Translator

The recruitment team shortly after speaking in Mr. Brewer’s class.

IMG_1767Imagine not having a Bible in your own language. The idea may seem completely foreign to many, but for several around the world it is a reality for them.

Ashley Curtis signing up to receive more information.

A few students and some faculty from Johnson University are going on the Pioneer Bible Translator trip this weekend to learn more about the Pioneer Bible Translator program itself, and to see if they would be interested in this type of work in the mission field in the future.

Pioneer Bible Translator’s goal is to do a mix of Bible translating with church planting, because there is an abundance of people around the world who do not have a Bible that is in their native tongue. One of the speakers recalls a time when one elderly man told her how if the Bible was never translated into his language, he would have never become a Christian.

This past Friday, students in Mr. Brewer’s Encountering Cultures class who were not participating at the retreat in Sevierville got a taste of what it looks like to take part in a team who goes out to unreached people groups and translates the Bible in different languages.

The class had the chance to participate in an exercise to see what kind of positions are available to work in the missionary field.

The recruitment team put one student in front of the class to represent an unreached people group, and then they continued to describe the various roles that needed to be filled in order to help this particular people group. The exercise helped the class open up their eyes to see what Pioneer Bible Translators is all about.

There are many areas of work in Pioneer Bible Translators, such as a surveyor, Bible Translator, health care worker, andIT Specialists in Bible Translating.

Students who have a budding desire to see what a career at Pioneer Bible Translators could be like can apply for an internship with Pioneer Bible Translators. Internships last for ten weeks throughout the summer.

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