This Sunday Tonbridge Baptist Church and tbcYouth is privileged to welcome Eddie Arthur from Wycliffe Bible Translators. He’s going to be interviewed in the 10am and then spend some time with R’n’R (our 11-14 year olds); and in the evening he is being interviewed and preaching – SNR (our 11-18 year olds) will be staying in to listen to him.
Eddie was one of the people I spent a lot of time with when I went to the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town and he is also involved with Bible Fresh an initiative for 2011 encouraging people of all ages to engage with the Bible (part of where the The Bible in One Year with Soul Survivor came from.).
I’m looking forward to hearing Eddie and continuing to grow our friendship this weekend. If you want to know more about his and his wife Sue’s great work check out their fantastic blog: Kouya Chronicle — Eddie and Sue Arthur: Supporting Bible Translation. Here’s some of their “about” page:
We are Eddie and Sue Arthur and we have been members of Wycliffe Bible Translators for over twenty years. For twelve years we lived in Ivory Coast where we were part of the team translating the scriptures for the Kouya people (and having chosen the name Kouya Chronicle – we sort of got stuck with it).
If you’d like to know more about the Kouya translation, it crops up throughout this blog or you could read our colleague, Philip’s, book No Ordinary Book: A Bible Translator Tells His Story .
These days we are based in the UK. Sue is working on a Master’s degree and spends time consulting for translation projects in Madagascar and I am the Executive Director of Wycliffe UK.
We have two grown up sons and we are looked after by a springer spaniel who watches over our every move.