Prayer Calendar for August

Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes

Tues 1st Mission of the Month—Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Wed 2nd For all Prayer Groups.
Thurs 3rd All who attended the Wave Holiday Club last week.
Fri 4th All on holiday this month.
Sat 5th Steve, Graham, Helen, Barbara, Dick, John, Max & Paul.
Sun 6th Lammas Service at St Mary’s.
Mon 7th The Area Dean and the Vale of White Horse Deanery.
Tues 8th New families moving into the area and CTIF Welcome teams.
Wed 9th Christian camps and holidays for young people.
Thurs 10th Our search for a Director of Music.
Fri 11th PCC members of All Saints’ and St Mary’s.
Sat 12th For all who help run our Churches.
Sun 13th Churches Together in Faringdon and the Family Centre.
Mon 14th All who are ill, recently bereaved or in any other kind of need.
Tues 15th Rest and refreshment for Open the Book Team.
Wed 16th Our witness to friends and neighbours.
Thurs 17th For all involved in children’s and youth work at the Church.
Fri 18th  Magazine preparation this weekend.
Sat 19th Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
Sun 20th Family bringing child for Baptism this morning.
Mon 21st Bell ringers practicing this evening.
Tues 22nd Young people and students expecting exam results.
Wed 23rd Friends and families getting together at this holiday season.
Thurs 24th Need for additional Sunday School teachers.
Fri 25th Flower Guild decorating the Church this morning.
Sat 26th For Church-sitters and all visitors to the Church this summer.
Sun 27th All who provide music at our services.
Mon 28th Lynn Treneary as she prepares for her visit to the UK.
Tues 29th Wardens, Vergers and Welcomers, Intercessors and Readers.
Wed 30th Continued planning for “Scientists in Congregations” talks.
Thurs 31st The work of the Mustard Seed and Seekers Light.

Meetings for Prayer in August

All Saints’ seeks to have an active and regular prayer ministry with a number of informal meetings during the month to which all are very welcome.

Tuesday 1st 2.00-3.00pm Julian Meeting (18 Eastfield Court)
Wednesday 2nd 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 4th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Tuesday 8th 7.15-8.15pm Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)
Wednesday 9th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 11th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Wednesday 16th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Wednesday 16th 10.30-11.30am Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)
Friday 18th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Friday 18th 8.00pm Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)
Wednesday 23rd 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)
Friday 25th 7.40-8.30am Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)
Wednesday 30th 9.00am Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)

Mission of the Month for August – Wycliffe Bible Translators

How the vision for Bible translation began

For more than 70 years Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. They also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.

In 1917 a missionary named William Cameron Townsend went to Guatemala to sell Spanish Bibles. He was shocked when many people couldn’t understand the books. They spoke Cakchiquel, a language without a Bible.

Townsend believed that everyone should understand the Bible, so he started a small linguistics school (the Summer Institute of Linguistics, known as SIL) that trained people to do Bible translation. The work continued to grow, and in 1942 he officially founded Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Over the following decades, Wycliffe celebrated many milestones – from the first translation in 1951, all the way to the 500th translation completed in 2000.

At the same time Wycliffe adopted a new challenge – a goal of starting a Bible translation project in every language still needing one by 2025.

In 1999 the leaders realized that at the speed they were going, it would be at least 2150 before a Bible translation could be started for every language that needed one.

As they thought about the people dying around the world every day without hearing the Good News of the Gospel, they felt God calling them to adopt a new goal for accomplishing this mission.

The leaders were committed that they should do everything they could to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one in 2025. They initially called this goal ‘Vision 2025’, although they later adopted the words as their mission statement.

Today, up to 1,800 languages are still waiting for a Bible translation to begin and Wycliffe is working faster than ever to reach those languages as soon as possible.

For more information please visit  Wycliffe’s excellent website www.wycliffe.org.uk.