Recently, two staff members from Wycliffe Bible Translators began a 3,000-mile cross-country bicycle tour to raise awareness for the need of both written and audio Bible translations.
The two bikers, Ed Speyers and Doug Haag, hope the 40-day trek will raise awareness and funds to have a biblical translation in every language by 2025 and immediately translate Bibles for two people groups in Guatemala.
The two Wycliffe staffers, along with five other cyclists, kicked off their trip in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, and plan to finish the tour in Lynchburg, Va. In partnership with the audio-Bible ministry, Faith Comes by Hearing, the riders hope the tour will enable Wycliffe to have Bibles translated in audio versions to reach cultures that communicate only orally.
“Their passion is to see it in audio form, in a way that's professional quality that would have immediate impact on these oral cultures,” Haag said. “So you not only have it written down and available [and] accessible that way, but [it will be in] audio form as well.”