Dec 19, 2010

Bible Translation a Priority for Three Australians.

Dave, Carnsey, and Sav arrived safely home in Stanthorpe, Australia after walking 2,000 kilometers to raise awareness that there are still 2,000 languages without the Bible. The three left the city of Cairns, Australia on August 24 and arrived in Stanthorpe on the 11th of November, after walking on average more than 30 kilometers a day. Each kilometer represented a unique language that doesn’t yet have the Word of God. The team held evening meetings at local churches and town halls en route to share information about the 350 million people who don’t yet have access to the Bible in their own language.

The three travelers experienced plenty of challenges, including cooling their feet in a creek they were later informed is inhabited by crocodiles, suffering from heatstroke, chafing, severe blisters and painful feet. Highlights included frequent newspaper, radio, and TV interviews, and seeing the first road sign that read ‘Stanthorpe’ after walking for 73 days and 1818 kilometers.

“I’ve been surprised to hear the number of people who have followed our journey,” says Carnsey. “After watching a report on the news one night, I thought to myself, ‘when does Bible translation ever make it onto a secular news report?’”

Dave, Carnsey, and Sav walked the final kilometer with 100 supporters who joined them on the road. They were met at the finish line by a bagpiper and 350 cheering people who released helium balloons.

Although The 2000 Walk has finished, the task of translating the Bible into the 2,000 remaining languages will continue for many years. For more information about how to get involved in providing Bibles for people, contact Wycliffe Bible Translators (

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