Teenagers – Weekly Inspiring Image

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With calm eyes and composure a beautiful teenage girl from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) grills corn and waits for customers. Another Ivorian teenager named Didier once composed poems and songs in French and English but without an alphabet in his native Kouya, writing in his own language was very difficult. One day Wycliffe UK members came to Didier’s village and began to help the Kouya people to develop an alphabet and start a translation of the Bible. Didier was delighted and for many years assisted with the translation. He said that he met God one day when translating a verse in the gospel of John and owes everything he now has to hearing God speak to him through his mother tongue. Didier is now the director of SIL Côte d’Ivoire and is responsible for supporting a language cluster project as well as six other translation projects. Please pray for Didier and his colleagues as they continue to bring the word of God to other language communities in Côte d’Ivoire. Read the full story on wycliffe.net.

Photo: Gates Foundation
Words: Elyse Patten