Old Translation Department

In 1895 SGM Lifewords founder William Walters was approached by an ostrich farmer who was passionate about bringing the gospel to Muslims in North Africa. He funded a print run of John’s Gospel in Arabic, our first translation! Since then we’ve produced scriptures in over 1,000 languages. Working with partners SIL and Wycliffe, 200 of these were pioneer translations – the first words of scripture in that language! This is a photo of our old translation department