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Texas, Thailand, and CyberBibles
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Aloha, Friend!
Discussing Bibles for Nepal
InScript is a Bible study program that runs in a web browser. It can run on a web site, like at eBible.org/study, or from files on a local computer, tablet, or smart phone. It supports full searches, parallel display of different translations, and more. It is also one of the formats we convert Bible translations into. Last month, we had a meeting about InScript and other topics at the Digital Bible Society headquarters in Conroe, Texas. There, we
  • solidified plans for the Bible cloud,
  • worked out a way to display video Bibles for the deaf in InScript,
  • mapped out what needs to be done with InScript,
  • started the process of integrating data for Bibles that I help publish into the Find-a-Bible database, and
  • strengthened working relationships.
In the coming meetings in Thailand, I plan to
  • present an easy way to customize InScript Bible sites for specific languages and cultures,
  • explore ways to help partner ministries, and
  • secure permission to distribute more Scriptures freely.
Please pray for divine appointments, wisdom, understanding, and joy on this coming trip as well as in my day-to-day work.
 
Hay harvest, Chafee County
A rose by any other name might still smell as sweet, but you probably couldn't find it on the Internet.

As you know, I convert Bibles in many languages to many useful formats, and post them on many web sites. I also try to make these Bibles easy for people to find. Sometimes it takes people carrying Bibles on microSD cards into remote places to share them. Sometimes it takes setting up a custom web site in a person's own language. Sometimes it takes paying close attention to sound search engine optimization (SEO). Sometimes the standard search engines aren't quite enough. For those times, there is the Find-A-Bible web site (find.Bible). I'm getting ready to merge data from the 736 (and counting) Bible translations that I publish with the Find-A-Bible web site's database. Please pray that this database integration project would go well.

Thank you!
We appreciate all of you who help us to keep distributing God's life-giving Word in the languages and formats that reach people the best!
Rachel with 2 birds
Rachel did a great job of caring for an injured orphan baby bird, even though it seemed hopeless. Sometimes we do what we do because of who we are, not so much because of who the object of our affection is, just like our Father in Heaven does.
"A righteous man respects the life of his animal,
but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
               —Proverbs 12:10
We give away free Bibles in over 636 languages. Where copyright owners allow us (i.e. for 615 languages), these are available in many electronic formats on many web sites and via Digital Bible Society media libraries. These Bibles are not copy-protected with any sort of DRM, but freely copyable to many kinds of devices. Except for the World English Bible and its derivatives, all of these are translated by others who allow us to distribute their Bible translations. We do this because God's Word produces eternal results in people's lives. We don't require payment for any of these Bibles, but rather rely on God to supply our needs. God is well able to do that. We are truly grateful for those whom the Lord leads to support us so that we can keep doing this. We are very grateful to those Bible translators and Bible translation agencies who allow us to freely distribute their Bible translations without charge.
Tax-deductible donations may be made to us online or by sending a check to:

WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES
PO BOX B
MARRIETTA GA 30061-0379

USA

Please mark donations "FUND CODE #70".

Personal mail can be sent to us at:

MICHAEL & LORI JOHNSON
PO BOX 881143
PUKALANI HI 96788-1143

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