Sovereign Grace Ministries is one of a growing number of ministries (including Desiring God and 9Marks) working with and supporting Open Source Mission. The goal of OSM is to build a community of volunteer translators who will collaborate to make gospel-centered resources available in as many languages as possible. Once the books or articles are translated, the finished translations will be available online for free at gospeltranslations.org. It will function like Wikipedia, but instead of producing encyclopedia entries, the content will be translations of Christian books and articles.
Because the majority of Christian materials are published in English, the lack of sound biblical material is a very significant need for non-English speaking churches. OSM is currently working with publishers to build up their copyright library, and are hoping to get as many volunteer translators involved as possible. If you or anyone in your relational network would be interested, you can download a brochure here that provides a fuller explanation of how OSM operates and how you can get involved. Of if you’d like to talk to a real person, you can e-mail Andre Ye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church is growing very quickly outside of the English- speaking world, and serving as a translator with OSM is a very unique and strategic way to serve our brothers and sisters around the globe.
On a side note, if you’d be interested in working on a translation of my book when it comes out, please let me know.