How will you change the world?

There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, but did you know that there are still groups of people that are unable to read simply because they do not have alphabets? Forvo.com, a language site that has collected pronunciations of words in languages from around the world, only had 318 languages on its site. There are hundreds of indigenous cultures in places such as Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Mexico that do not have written language. Imagine feeling undervalued by speakers of majority languages (like Spanish) because your native tongue is somehow ‘unworthy’.
Wycliffe Bible Translators is an organization that brings alphabets, biblical knowledge, and education to indigenous communities across the globe. They train willing individuals to learn languages with very few speakers and then write them down, creating stories, books, and pamphlets as reading material. Furthermore, they translate Bibles because many of these people need hope and have been suffering.
God has given me a love for indigenous cultures and within the next year I will be attending university in order to study Linguistics. I have a passion to reach out to these people and let them know that their cultures are beautiful! πŸ™‚
Do you want to change the world? How?

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