ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

BLEAVINS FAMILY MISSION

Kirk and Beth Bleavins have been blessed with four children (Sarah, Brenden, Vanda, Alyssa) and a heart for people. The older three kids are on their own now, and are supportive of our new adventure.  When they were each in their late teens, we took each of them on mission trips, that impacted their lives.

Kirk, Beth, and Alyssa are now using their gifts in relationships and technology to support Bible translation efforts around the world following God on His extraordinary adventure.

THE NEED FOR BIBLE TRANSLATIONI

Hundreds of millions of people around the world still do not have access to a single verse of the Bible in a language they can understand. These people primarily use one of about 2,000 languages for which neither the Bible nor any biblical materials has ever been translated.

Facing this reality, along with realizing that we have access to more bibles and biblical resources in our mother tongue, English, than we could ever possibly watch, listen to, or read, God opened our eyes and our hearts and compelled us to get involved. He has given us an incredible opportunity to partner with Wycliffe Bible Translators to use our skills and abilities to help those without access to scripture in their heart language….to know the power of God’s word.

Watch this video to learn more about why is Bible translation important.

OUR ROLES IN BIBLE TRANSLATION

For Bible translation to happen,  more than just translators and linguists are needed. People are needed with a variety of skills in areas such as administration, technology, aviation, communications, and teaching.

Kirk – IT Manager

Kirk joins the Global Technology & Information Systems leadership team which serves Wycliffe and the over 100 partner organizations involved in Bible translation.

Whether in remote jungles, or crowded cities, missionaries require reliable technology. They may need solar power, satellite phones, software, access to the internet, generators, networking, video conferencing, or help desk support. In addition, Bible translation today uses sophisticated software from speech analysis to  printing and media services. Bible translation is a global activity requiring communication technology among distributed members  to accomplish their mission of bringing the Bible to all people, all places.

Because of technology, the average time it takes to complete a translation of the New Testament alone has decreased from 20-25 years to 10-15 years.  Without functioning technology, all aspects of Bible translation would take significantly longer, so effective technology is critical to keeping Bible translation moving forward.

“God created computers for missions; He just lets the rest of the world use them.” Sign on the wall at JAARS

Beth — Advocate for the Bibleless

There are wonderful stories that need to be told. Not only do people need scripture translated, the Church needs to be reminded of the power of God’s word. The impact of Bible translation is amazing, transforming, and active. When the global church and individuals become aware, they can then respond to how God is leading them to be involved. When the global church is informed about Bible translation, more people become excited and involved, and ultimately, Bible translation work is accelerated and accomplished.

Alyssa — MK and Missionary in Training

Alyssa is learning along with us. She loves God and has a heart for people. She is being exposed to other cultures and the wonderful work happening around Bible translation. She is excited about becoming a missionary kid (MK).

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PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER PARTNERING WITH US ON OUR MISSION WITH WYCLIFFE

In our organization most staff, including us, are able to serve because of generous gifts and faithful prayers.  Our team of ministry partners, serve with us as we help those who don’t yet have God’s Word in their language.

Financial and prayer partners include both individuals and churches.  Learn more about how you can pray for and give to the preference our Wycliffe ministry. Consider joining our team.  Let us know how you would like to participate on our team.

VISION

God’s Word In Our Lifetime

Vision 2025 is a plan to have Bible translation started for every language that needs it by the year 2025

MISSION

Building  up Christ’s church by helping His Word to be known, supporting systems, encouraging others, promoting unity, strengthening relationships, deepening community, and encouraging Joy.

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