It’s not crazy to leave one’s home and go overseas for the sake of Bible translation. Instead, what is crazy is to believe what we believe about the Bible and then be content to leave people without it…
“This book contains; the mind of God, the way of salvation, doom of sinners, and happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you.
It’s a traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter.
Here paradise is restored, heaven is opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its GRAND SUBJECT, our good it’s design, and the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully.
It’s a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.
It is given to you in life, will be opened at the judgment and remembered forever.
It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its contents.
This book unfolds Jehovah’s mind,
This voice salutes in accents kind,
This friend will all our needs supply,
This fountain sends out streams of joy.
This mine affords us boundless wealth,
This good physician gives us health,
This sun renews and warms the soul,
This sword both wounds and makes us whole.
This letter shows our sins forgiven,
This guide conducts us gates to heaven,
This charter has been sealed with blood,
This volume is THE WORD OF GOD.”
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
-Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:35)
Stacey is a wife, mom, linguist, and Bible translator. Right now she is working on the writing system for the Kwakum including how to mark tone. Literacy among the Kwakum is already beginning and translation is scheduled to begin in September 2019!
"What if we take away the cool music and the cushioned chairs? What if the screens are gone and the stage is no longer decorated? What if the air conditioning is off and the comforts removed? Would his Word still be enough for his people to come together?" David Platt @PlattDavid
William Carey consulted former slave trader, John Newton, about what he should do if the authorities in India wouldn't let him land without a permit. Newton replied, "Then conclude that your God has nothing for you to accomplish. But if he has, no power on earth can hinder you."
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Dave and Stacey Hare met at The Master’s College (now The Master’s University) in Santa Clarita, CA. They then went on to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where they each received their MDivs. Also in Louisville, they adopted four kids from Ethiopia. Their first term on the field they spent learning French and Kwakum. For their first home assignment they each received a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Bible Translation from the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (now Dallas International University). They currently live in Cameroon, Africa where they serve as Linguists/Bible Translators among the Kwakum (aka Bakoum) people.