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7500 W Camp Wisdom Road Dallas TX 75236 USA


Mission: Pioneer Bible Translators exists to disciple the Bible-less, mobilizing God’s people to provide enduring access to God’s Word. Vision: Transformed lives through God’s Word in every language.

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Bible translation, literacy, and related mobilization and discipleship activities. Pioneer bible teams around the world are ministering to 26 million people in 62 different language projects in 14 countries. During 2014, pioneer bible personnel processed over 113,000 verses of scripture from one stage of the translation process to the next. This includes rough drafts, exegetical check, comprehension check, peer check, consultant check, published, and revised. Twelve new testaments and 1 full bible were completed in 2014, an unprecedented number of translation projects achieving a key milestone. Numerous individual books of the bible were published, along with other discipleship materials in local languages. Audio recordings in local languages were also produced.

recruitment. Recruiting new missionaries is key to the mission of pioneer bible. The organization had 43 new recruits in 2014. Pioneer bible held 31 recruitment events at colleges, churches and other conferences around the u. S. Through those events, about 6,000 people became aware of the need for bible translation and the role pioneer bible plays within this global need. About 120 of these are serious inquirers. Training new and current missionaries is an integral part of pioneer bible's mission. In 2014, personal and professional coaching was provided to 114 individuals preparing for cross-cultural work. A ministry practicum and planning course was offered in both the fall and the spring, and weekly chapel services were conducted throughout the year. The following workshops and seminars were also provided, training over 200 people during the year: discovery and discovery intensive, partnership development, bush mechanics and electronics, community health evangelism, communicating the gospel in an oral society, translation: relevance theory, leadership through coaching, scripture impact through medicine, team dynamics and primary health care. Ongoing training activities continued daily with new recruits and missionaries in transition.

missionary care - the care department served the missionary teams in numerous ways in 2014. There were dozens of re-entry contacts and pastoral care debriefs with returning missionaries. Over 2,500 written contacts were made to encourage and provide spiritual nurture as well as hundreds of calls. Hundreds of sessions were conducted with missionary teams to assist in re-entry and field challenges. The care department provided leadership for 5 major events - 2 different five-day prayer and fasting events, a field workers reunion, a parents of missionaries seminar, and a discover week prayer team. A fasting and prayer emphasis was initiated so that at least one person was fasting and praying each day of the year. A 24/7 prayer initiative continued with over one hundred people praying at least once a week. Two dozen chapel services were conducted and 1 overseas spiritual retreat held. Hospitality meals and lodging were provided for hundreds of missionary teams. There were 9 overseas trips taken by u. S. Based personnel to provide spiritual nurture, encouragement, and direction to field missionaries.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I was impressed by how they recruited and equipped the people they send to the mission field and then follow up with missionary care. While they send their recruits and seasoned staff to the unreached people groups of the world who have neither church nor Scripture, PBT makes sure their team is properly trained for cross-culture work. God has blessed them with substantial growth, in people, funding, and facilities over the last few years. When many organizations have been struggling just to keep even, this group has been growing. They've got to be doing something right if the Lord has blessed them at that level in these tough times!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Dallas, at their International Service Center and in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea, one of their mission fields.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would refer more people to consider joining PBT's effort and encourage those who cannot go to at least send by making more and larger donations. There is still lots left to do in order for the unreached to hear the Good News of Jesus.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It is a humbling experience to be in the company of these people! I am always impressed by their level of commitment, love for each other, and strong prayer life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Intelligent, personable, and willing to help, in whatever capacity asked. Many are young Bible College grads, but others are retirees with many years of experience in a wide variety of professions and occupations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

develop more facilities overseas to train foreign nationals to help in translation and developing church leadership, provide better infrastructure for the work being done.

Ways to make it better...

I had been more faithful in my own Christian witness, earlier in my life than I was. I might feel less uneasy among such dedicated people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Continuing to grow in the current economic climate: developing the needed financial and prayer partnerships.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Jesus said He wasn't coming back until we took the Gospel to the ends of the earth, and these are the people getting that job done; why not help them do that?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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