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Eddie Arthur: The Bible translator reflects on world mission and Covid-19

January 15, 2021
He may have a science student (studying one enzyme in the broad bean plant), but even as a relatively young Christian, Eddie Arthur always sensed that God wanted him to be a missionary in a French-speaking nation. He'd assumed that meant somewhere in Europe. But it turned out God had something very different in mind. In this in-depth interview, Eddie explains how God called him and his wife to Ivory Coast in order to translate the New Testament into the Kouya language (something which had never been undertaken before). In opening up about the 12 year adventure with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, Eddie also reflects on world missions, the impact of Covid-19, and why the significant decisions he took during his tenure as CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators were so controversial in some quarters. 

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