Ever hear any negative comments about our government? Want to hear a positive one? In 1966 the United States Congress established a permanent day of the year to honor Bible translation. Who knew? It is called, appropriately, World Bible Translation Day, and it occurs on September 30 each year. Not only has this special day existed for close to 50 years, but it will exist as long as our country does, because the law states that no U.S. president can discontinue a special day established by Congress.
Perhaps only Christians who have been blessed to have the Bible translated into their language would be better suited to promote the commemoration of such a day? Bibles International exists to provide God’s Word to millions in the world who still have no Scripture in their languages. It is our desire to raise Christians’ awareness of this great need, and we feel that urging churches across the country to commemorate World Bible Translation Day is one way to do that. Indeed, what would any of our churches be if we were without the absolute truth of the Word of God?
Bibles International is encouraging churches to begin an intentional practice of observing World Bible Translation Day on whichever Sunday falls closest to September 30. What a wonderful tribute it would be to our God if churches all over the United States chose to honor His Word as well as those who have given so much, even their very lives, for the sake of translating it.