God’s Story. Their Language. One Passion.
It’s hard to imagine of the 7,000 languages worldwide, almost 4,100 do not have access to the Word of God, and of that number nearly 1,900 do not have a written form of their mother tongue!
OneBook has an audacious goal – to tell God’s story in 250 languages by 2040, impacting over 50 million people.
We actively partner with indigenous Bible translators, literacy teachers, church leaders and individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, providing the Word of God in their mother tongue.
Together with our Canadian partners, we currently support and fund 55 Scripture translation (print, audio or video) and literacy projects across 11 countries in Africa and Asia, and one unique First Nation Version project in North America. Each project is fully owned and led by indigenous church leaders and their community.
OneBook was started over 20 years ago, as a department within Wycliffe Canada. Our purpose, which remains today, was to support indigenous Bible translation efforts across the Global South and East. In 2009, with the unanimous support of the Wycliffe Board, OneBook was launched as an independent, autonomous, non-profit organization in Canada.
Since our inception we have partnered in the successful completion of 18 mother tongue New Testaments and one full Bible. OneBook and our partners anticipate the completion of another 18 New Testaments by the end of 2018!
OneBook strategically chooses to work alongside excellent partner organizations across the Global South and East that have indigenous boards, proven national CEO’s, translation teams and literacy teachers from within the community and country, that seek to see transformation among their people groups.
OneBook is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Canadian Bible Forum.
To learn more about how we do what we do, read our Six Key Program Principals
To resource national partners, empowering them to effect spiritual and social transformation through Bible translation, literacy and Scripture engagement programs in their own languages.
1. God's Word
God’s Word empowers people to live transformed lives, when it is available in their heart language.
Prayer in our daily lives allows us to seek God for wisdom, strength and blessing as we interact with our partners and donors.
3. National Leadership
OneBook has a fundamental belief that indigenous people in their country, among their own people, are the best suited to implement their own projects. OneBook’s role is to support and encourage them.
4. Serving the Church
OneBook serves the global church in Canada, Africa and Asia so that local people, communities and churches can fulfill their role in building the Kingdom of God.
5. Relational Partnerships
OneBook forms strong partnerships locally and globally, based on relationship, mutual respect, integrity and a shared passion.
OneBook believes that mutual trust and respect among every member of the team are essential for a healthy work environment.
OneBook seeks to improve and enhance impact and transformation through the continued development of best and better practices at all levels.
8. Measuring Impact
OneBook is committed to ensuring that we, and our partners, are excellent stewards of what has been entrusted to us by not only reporting on activities and results, but through evaluating outcomes to improve impact.
Language translation partners
Guinea Bissau – ITA – 3 languages
Burkina Faso – ANTBA – 3 languages
Cameroon – CABTAL – 17 languages plus capacity building
Kenya – BTL – 3 languages
South Sudan – 3 languages
Sudan – 1 language
Nepal – 8 languages
India – 14 languages
Indonesia – 4 languages
Myanmar – 3 languages
Philippines – 2 languages
North America – Rain Ministries – First Nation Version
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Spending is confined to board-approved programs and projects. Each gift toward an approved program or project will be used as designated. This implies an understanding that when the financial needs for any specified project have been met, or the project is completed or cannot be completed for any reason, as determined by the board, funds will be used where needed most. Global PartnerLink operating as OneBook. CRA Charitable Registration # 81317 5957 RR0001.