Friday, July 10, 2009

For a Friend

Bible

My friend George is on a mission. If the Spirit moves you, please join the cause. I already have. Please read his words that follow:

Over the past few years I began to learn about the need for Bible translation. I didn’t know that there were 2,000 language groups around the world who don’t have the Bible in their own language. These groups represent approximately 196 million people. I’m also a triathlete. When I learned about the great need for translation, I wanted to find a way to spread the gospel and do it through triathlons. I learned about One Verse (https://www.oneverse.org/), an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators (http://www.wycliffe.org/) at a Passion Conference. From there I found out about Team OneVerse (http://teamoneverse.wordpress.com/). It is a group of runners and triathletes who are running to help out the cause. We are all training for different races to help raise money for One Verse.


One Verse works specifically with national speakers who begin or complete the translation process for their own people group. Guided by a team of translators around the world, the Bible is steadily being translated into every language. Team OneVerse takes the preparation, determination, and energy to run a marathon & triathlons and infuses it with the ability to raise funds and awareness for this translation process.
How does it work? Right now I’m running the Ironman 70.3 Augusta in September to raise money and awareness for the cause. During my training, my goal is to raise $1500, which is over 55 verses translated into a previously un-reached language for $26 each (the average cost of translation as calculated by One Verse).

How can you help? You can sponsor me as I run the Augusta 70.3 in September. By doing this you will help spread God’s word to people who have never read the Bible in their own language. To sponsor me just click here: http://www.oneverse.org/groups/1v-gh

Thanks for all your prayers and support.
George

(Way to go, George. -D2)

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