Who We Are
Rhema for the Nations (RFN) is a non-profit Christian Organization located in Arlington, TX. RFN works in partnership with various ministries to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord in all that we do.
We have initiated scripture translations, scripture recordings, discipleship programs, and more for the past 17 years with various people groups in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.
Trusting Jesus Christ as our Savior, we believe in
- The Bible as the inspired Word of God
- The diety of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son
- The death of Jesus Christ for our sins, His resurrections, and His return
- The presence and power of the Holy Spirit
Vision and mission
Our vision and mission to translate Scripture, record audio scriptures, and disciple unreached and unengaged people groups.
We go wherever there is NO scripture in a way that people can understand, particularly among the unreached and unengaged people groups in the world.
The word “Rhema” is a Greek word which means “the spoken word.” “the spoken word of God” or “the God-breathed word,” or a “spiritually enlightened understanding of the Word of God.” It is often used to differentiate between a spiritual and natural understanding of God’s Word.
RFN is a non-denominational ministry that works with the rest of the Body of Christ.
UUPGs are mostly oral cultures. Oral cultures tend to preserve and transmit their culture through stories, proverbs, poems, songs, dance and other dramas. It isn’t uncommon for members of oral communities do not know how to read/write at all.
For this reason, Rhema for the Nations delivers audio translations of the Bible recorded in a dramatized format. This way, members of oral communities can understand, relate to, and remember God’s Word.
UUPG stands for Unreached and Unengaged People Groups.
Unreached & Unengaged People Groups (UUPGs) are people groups that currently have no known full-time workers involved in evangelism and church-planting. This means there is no Scripture available for these communities and no initiatives to provide Scripture have yet taken place.
God has given us a heart and burden to reach these people groups with HIS word on audio in their own heart language. Rhema for the Nations focuses on audio translation because almost all of these UUPGs are oral communities. (see “what is the importance of audio scriptures” above)
Yes! We have a Digital audio player that we use to play dramatized Scripture recordings for communities we reach out to.
We have digital audio players that run on solar, batteries, AC power, or cranking, depending on what is available in the area we are in.
Our teams translate and record complete Old Testaments after completing a New Testament so that each people group has full access to God’s Love Letter to us.
We also translate 50 Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation while the New Testament translation is in progress. The UUPG’s we work with are mostly oral communities, meaning storytelling is a highly effective for evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and even leadership training.
RFN is not affiliated with these ministries. Of course as a part of the greater body of Christ, we see ourselves as brothers and sisters; however we have no governmental or organizational ties between us.