Scripture Earth

Leila Toplic, UNHCR photo

Scripture Resources, providing scripture in the heart language. 

Scripture Access for struggling families

Imagine finding yourself in a country that is not your own. Just a short time ago, you were at home, with friends and family nearby. Then men showed up at your home one night. Your husband went out to see what they wanted. They were demanding to know what political party he belonged to. The discussion got loud and suddenly they were beating him. You and your husband had already discussed this possibility and decided that when this happened, you would get the children and run into the woods to a predetermined meeting place. You ran with four of your five children, the eldest being away at school. You were so scared you forgot the flashlight, food, and water. As you ran you looked back and saw the town was on fire. You got confused, lost and ran for what seemed like hours. You came to a river you did not recognize. This nightmare went on for two months before you were reunited with your husband and fifth child. You had lost everything, except your family. You had to go to a refugee camp in a neighboring country. You had to be moved to two different camps over the following five years. Eventually, you were given asylum in the USA as a political refugee. You were happy to be given this opportunity but also scared. You had heard many stories about America in the refugee camps. Your family was settled in a small furnished apartment. You were all enrolled in English class and the children went to public school.

One day one of your children came home from school all excited. They had found the NT in your language on the internet at a place called Your eyes welled up with tears. It was a piece of your history, life; like chicken soup to your soul.

Judy and I get the privilege of showing people this new tool! It’s going to be GREAT!

Author: jimjudywycliffejourney

Jim and Judy have been with Wycliffe since 1984. They have served in aviation maintenance/management, motorcycle, and 4X4 training, recruitment, and facilities maintenance in multiple locations in the US and Africa. They currently work with America's Area, North Region, Scripture Access services team. They are a mobile USA team using the internet and face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American communities, Diaspora communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to Through this website, those who did not grow up speaking English can access the Bible and other Scripture resources in the language they understand best. Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their prayer or financial team by clicking on

One thought on “Scripture Earth”

  1. How miraculous–scripture and other resources on the internet, in all the languages Wycliffe has translated over the decades! I “hear” the passion and excitement in your words as you anticipate introducing people to God bless and God speed! P.S. I pray for a number of pastors, missionaries, and ministries on a rotating basis; I will add you two to the list. Thank you also for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful and encouraging.


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