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Missionarys daughter spells out need for foreign language Bibles
Grace Townsend-Goreth explains how nearly 2,000 ethnic groups do not have a Bible translated in their own language during a presentation Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Lanier Center Hotel in Gainesville. - photo by SAVANNAH KING
“When I read my bible, I realize that if I didn’t have the Bible in my own heart language, I’d be lost,” Grace Townsend-Goreth said. Townesend-Goreth, daughter of the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators, spoke to a crowd of 75 people Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Lanier Center Hotel in Gainesville about the organization’s work and its progress in translating Bibles into all of the world’s languages. Of the more than 6,500 languages in the world, Townsend-Goreth said still almost 2,000 language groups have not yet had a Bible translated into their “heart language” or first language.