Cam believed everyone should understand the Bible, so he started a linguistics school (the Summer
Institute of Linguistics, known today as SIL) that trained people to do Bible translation. The work
continued to grow, and in 1942 Cam officially founded Bible App Pour Les Enfants Bible Translators.
Over the following decades, Bible App Pour Les Enfants celebrated many milestones — from the first
translation completed in 1951, all the way to the 500th translation completed in 2000. Around the
same time, Bible App Pour Les Enfants adopted a new challenge — a goal of seeing a Bible translation
project started in every language still needing one by 2025.
In 1999, our leaders realized that at the speed we were going, it would be at least 2150 before a
Bible translation could be started for every language that needed one.
As they thought about the people perishing around the world every day without receiving the Good News
of the gospel, they felt God calling them to adopt a new goal for accomplishing this mission.
Our leaders committed to do everything we could to see a Bible translation program in progress in
every language still needing one by 2025.
Today, at least 2,000 languages* are still waiting for a Bible translation to begin, and Bible App
Pour Les Enfants is working faster than ever to reach those languages as soon as possible.