Since being established January 9, 1981 in Pretoria, South Africa, The Word For The World (TWFTW) has been involved in empowering mother-tongue Bible translators in hundreds of languages throughout Africa.
In 2008, operations began in South Asia and today TWFTW is directly involved in over 50 languages and counting in South and South East Asia.
Bible Translation for the people, by the people
The glory of God through transformed lives by the power of his Word in everyone’s heart language.
To enable persons, ministries and organizations from language communities that do not have the Bible in their own language yet to take responsibility for Bible translation and related activities and to ensure its availability and accessibility.
Word of God – God desires to speak to people through the entire Bible. Therefore, our goal for every language in which we work is to translate the entire Bible.
First-time Bible translations – We are passionate about giving priority to first-time Bible translations because that is where Bible translation is most needed.
Respect for all cultures – Each people group is a blessing from God and has the right to hear God speaking to them in their own language.
Interaction with our partners – We see ourselves as co-servants with other ministries, and with our intercessors, volunteers and financial supporters.
Excellence in serving the Lord – We dedicate our efforts to pleasing God above all. Our excellence is evidenced through the:- Integrity of our conduct- Innovation of our methods- Discipline of our stewardship- Combining of sound academic principles and practical skills in our empowering of nationals for Bible translation.