God's word is alive and active, and guides the thoughts and attitudes of our heart (Heb 4:12). However, for 350 million people God's word is beyond their grasp. The Bible has never been translated into their language.
For people to respond in faith they must hear God's message of salvation in their heart language. That is why throughout time translation has been the driving force for the advancement of the Kingdom. The translation of the Old Testament in to Greek and the writing of the New Testament in Greek began the process of the gospel crossing cultures, languages, and people groups. The first Bible in our language, English, was translated 463 years ago. Since then there have been numerous new translations in English. However, there are still thousands of people groups without the Bible in their mother tongue.