"When will we have the complete Bible?"
"Every time I visit the Arctic the people ask me, 'When will we have the complete Bible?'" said Hart Wiens, Director of Scripture Translation at the Canadian Bible Society. "Now their question can finally be answered."
On June 3, 2012, in the bustling Nunavut capital of Iqaluit, the Inuit people will finally receive the entire Bible in their own language, an event they have been eagerly awaiting for thirty-three years!
This Inuktitut Bible publication marks many firsts. For the first time in Canada, the entire translation was done by mother tongue (first language) speakers of the language rather than by missionaries. This is the first full Bible produced in Canada using the cutting edge computer tools distributed and supported by our CBS Translations office.
Bike for Bibles 2012 to help "End the Waiting"
Millions of people in Canada and around the world are waiting to have an encounter with God's Word. One of them is James B. who wrote to the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) to request the prison ministry Bible - The Key to Freedom.
Through the support of Bike for Bibles (B4B) riders last year, James will not have to pay for a Bible or wait too long to receive one!
This year CBS is helping to reach people in Canada and around the world who don't have the Bible in their own heart language. B4B riders hope to raise $100,000 for urgent Bible translation projects.