Welcome to The Word For The World South Africa
Loving God & Loving Others
Believing in God’s Word and Spirit
I vividly remember visiting with Véroni at his home in Johannesburg in 1979 after he returned from completing his doctoral research studies in the USA. It was while drinking coffee in his kitchen that he shared with me his excitement and passion for the world of Bible translation. In his words he told me, “I have a dream”- it was a dream to establish an indigenous Bible translation ministry that would be borne and grow on the continent of Africa. ‘The Word for the World’ (what a powerful name!) was then founded by Véroni and me in 1981. Later on, the battle cry for TWFTW was formed: “God’s Word for everyone in his/her own hart language.”
TWFTW is a hugely successful international Bible translation organisation, seated with a select few major international role players in the world of Bible translation. Véroni once wrote, “When we started out, many people thought we were attempting the impossible. Today all our dreams have begun to be realized.”
Let God’s Word speak: You will succeed, “…’Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the LORD Almighty. What are you, mighty mountain?… You will become level ground.”
PJ VIVIER – Chairperson TWFTW International – July 2020
To enable persons, ministries and organizations from language communities:
that do not have the Bible in their own language yet to take responsibility for Bible translation and related activities and to ensure its availability and accessibility.
Let us bring God’s Word to all people in their heart language
PJ Vivier – Chairperson TWFTW International
Jonathan van Aswegen – CEO TWFTW South Africa
Kobus van Aswegen – CEO TWFTW International
The glory of God through transformed lives by the power of His Word in everyone’s heart language.
Vision 2050: Our goal is to complete first-time translations of the complete Bible in 500 languages by 2050, and to help other translation agencies in as many other Bible translation projects as we can .