Martin serves world mission from his home in Beverley. He works for MissionAssist, leading its service for transferring Scripture that is only available in hard copy into digital format, so that it can then be reprinted, updated, put on the Internet and made available on other media such as mobile phones. In this way, his team of about 350 people helps provide access to the Bible and other Christian materials for people speaking many different languages worldwide.
MissionAssist was founded to support mission workers overseas through simple services provided by Christians in the United Kingdom working from their own homes. The organisation currently has nearly seven hundred volunteers, mostly in the UK and USA.
Mission Assist offers a range of services to help mission workers overseas including:
- Academic services (translation, book search, library research, English language editing and adult literacy booklets)
- Practical services (letter distribution, airport transfers, hospitality etc.
- IT services (keyboarding, Internet research, unicode file conversion and World Bibles website)
- File processing
Other projects include Easy English Bibles, the Bible for the Future (ensuring that important data is not stored on redundant media and file formats) and WEBBS (The Worldwide Electronic Bible and Book Service), which supports the work of Bible translation and publishing.
Find out more about MissionAssist: https://home.missionassist.org.uk/