From the very beginning of our journey to missions, we knew we wanted to somehow involve our entire family. So, when we had the opportunity last fall to start sharing with other believers the needs of the Bibleless, I began searching for a way to involve the kids. I was so excited when I came across another Wycliffe missionary family’s blog and how their kids did a quick presentation using Skittles. I contacted the other family, the Tolivers, and requested permission to copycat their original idea.
Then, we had fun counting and practicing….
At first, as we were sorting and counting, the most difficult part was keeping the kids from eating the Skittles. We would jokingly say, “Don’t eat a language!” Of course, after taking all of the effort of working together to carefully count the Skittles, the kids quickly learned the importance of not dropping, eating, or misplacing a ‘language’.
While I think our copycats gave a great visual for the need for Bible translation, the Toliver kids did an excellent job! They recently remade the original video and it looks very professionally done. Go check it out!
Out of a known 6,800 languages spoken in the world today, only 471 language groups have the entire Bible translated into the language that they understand best. Over 2,000 languages have a need for Bible translation to begin. That means there are close to 350 billion people around the world today that have NO Bible available in their heart language. (Stats were taken form the 2011 worldwide status of Bible translation.) Won’t you join us in reaching the Bibleless with the gospel of Christ?