September 1, 2016
During the month of September, Camino is partnering with Wycliffe Bible Translators to declare that the Bible is relevant, vital and powerful to transforms lives and hearts around the world!
#WhyBible is a movement of individuals and organizations of all backgrounds sharing stories of the Bible’s impact on individuals, communities and the world.
Wycliffe and Camino share deep historical roots. In 1917, William Cameron Townsend went to Guatemala with The Central American Mission, now Camino Global. He served among the indigenous Cakchiquel, a people without a Bible in their own language. He founded the Summer Institute of Linguistics to train people to do the vital work of Bible translation. In 1942, Townsend founded Wycliffe Bible Translators. To this day, missionaries and staff of both Wycliffe and Camino refer to Townsend as "Uncle Cam."
Why Bible? Because the Bible is God's living, breathing Word!
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
The Book Comes to Barillas
Consider the impact of the Bible for the people of the town of Barillas, Guatemala, translated into the Kanjobal language by Camino missionaries David and Helen Ekstrom:
Did you know? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (nearly half a billion).