Peter and Bernice Wang have served in the Bible translation ministry for over 30 years, beginning with work among the Matigsalug people in the Philippines. The photo was taken at the dedication of the Matigsalug Scriptures in 2011. Out of the 7,097 languages in the world today, 1,428 still have a potential need for Bible translation.
Peter mentors a younger generation of leaders for this work, focusing in recent years on work across Africa, Europe and Asia. Some of the world's most unreached people groups live in this region. Bernice collects and distributes prayer requests for four groups of people committed to pray for the leadership of the worldwide work.
Peter and Bernice are based in Vancouver and travel as needed to other locations. They have three adult children: Tiffany, Timothy and Trevor. They live and work in the U.S. (Alabama and Texas).
Wycliffe Bible Translators (USA)
For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. When people finally get the Bible in their own language, lives often change in amazing ways. People are transformed and they are led to Jesus Christ and a right relationship with God.
But up to 1,800 languages around the world are still waiting for a translation project to begin. That's why Wycliffe Bible Translators exists - to help these remaining languages get the Bible for themselves. Here are some quick facts:
Worldwide Status of Bible Translation (2015)
- More than 1,300 languages have access to the New Testament and some portions of Scripture in their language.
- More than 550 languages have the complete translated Bible.
- About 7,000 languages are known to be in use today.
- Up to 180 million people need Bible translation to begin in their language.
- Just under 2,300 languages across 130 countries have active translation and linguistic development work happening right now.
- Up to 1,800 languages still need a Bible translation project to begin.
(Courtesy of www.wycliffe.org)