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Bruce Smith's Language of the Heart

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03January, 2018 Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

PHENOMENAL LOVE! God’s Word on the move!

Every day I’m challenged to trust God with matters of eternity, as requests pour in from believers around the world asking for our help in translating God’s Word. In times of such overwhelming need, I have to go to my knees and ask God to provide. And I am grateful that you trusted God with your giving in 2017. Your generosity this past year has made an astounding impact on the work of Bible translation all around the world.

You’ve reminded me of what the Lord has been prompting in me: to trust in His promise to accomplish His purpose!

And I am especially humbled—and thrilled—to have seen such an outpouring of love and generosity from God’s people in the final days of 2017. That was amazing.

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14December, 2017 Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

Here Comes the Tsunami!

“It can’t be done.”

That’s what Pastor Hans thought. He is an educated man, a seminary professor. He actually TEACHES the science of Bible translation.

So he was willing to participate in a Bible translation workshop along with 53 others to begin translating the New Testament into the Papuan Malay language.

But he “knew” not to expect too much. How much translation can we really accomplish in such a short time?

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05October, 2017 Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

Spiritual and Physical Battles

Our plane landed in the darkest hour of a moonless night. The lights of the terminal glowed dimly across the ramp. As soon as the airplane door was opened, heat and humidity flooded the cabin. Portable stairs scraped and rattled into position at the door. Step by step we descended into the sweating frenzy of competing officials demanding our documents. Within moments, our passports disappeared into the crowd of strangers.

Welcome to Kinshasa.

For more than 25 years, I have been praying, planning, and working to impact the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the Word of God.

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10August, 2017 Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith


Dear Friends,

I remember the first time I overheard my daughter say, “Dear heavenly Daddy” as she began to pray. It shocked and sobered me. It made me pause and think more carefully about how I reflect, or fail to reflect, our heavenly Father in my words, attitudes, and actions.

We recently featured a story of how a young boy came to Christ and was baptized because his father brought him to a MAST Bible translation workshop. That shared experience was life-changing for both of them.

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As President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates, Dr. Bruce A. Smith has made it his life-long goal to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel through the ministry of Bible translation—affecting hundreds of language groups who still need the Bible translated into their heart language. Bruce and his wife Jan have two daughters, two sons-in-love, and are the proud grandparents of four grandsons.

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