Episode 113

Translation App at Convention, Nigeria Church Shooting, & New SBC Television Program

Jun 8, 2022

Messengers and guests at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting (June 14-15) in Anaheim, Calif., will have the opportunity to hear real-time translation of the proceedings in multiple different languages via their own smartphone or mobile device. The gunmen who killed 50 people at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria opened fire on worshipers both inside and outside the building in a coordinated attack before escaping the scene, authorities and witnesses said Monday. A new television program will remind viewers of the positive impact of their work. The first episodes of “SBC Coast to Coast” will premiere on ACTS2 next week.

 

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Messengers and guests at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting (June 14-15) in Anaheim, Calif., will have the opportunity to hear real-time translation of the proceedings in multiple different languages via their own smartphone or mobile device.

At the Anaheim Convention Center, a designated seating area will be made available for attendees to receive the live language translations. Once in the designated seating area, attendees will join a specific Wi-Fi network and download the WaveCAST Receiver App.

Upon opening WaveCAST while on the Wi-Fi network, the app will recognize the audio feed of the translations, and attendees will type in the channel number of their preferred language. Languages offered include Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Signs indicating the channel each language is on will be displayed in that seating section. Volunteers will also be available to assist attendees or answer any questions.

Jonathan Howe, vice president for communications for the SBC Executive Committee, said the translation effort was prioritized because of the diversity among both California Southern Baptists, and the convention as a whole.

The gunmen who killed 50 people at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria opened fire on worshipers both inside and outside the building in a coordinated attack before escaping the scene, authorities and witnesses said Monday.

Although Nigerian security forces have not yet identified who carried out Sunday’s attack on St. Francis Church in the town of Owo in relatively peaceful Ondo state, analysts suggested they came from elsewhere in the West African nation, which is plagued by violence from various armed groups, kidnappers and extremists.

No one has claimed responsibility for the church killings, in which children were among the dead and the gunmen detonated some kind of explosive. Scores of people were wounded, although an exact number was not released by overwhelmed hospital workers.

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A new television program will remind viewers of the positive impact of their work.

The first episodes of “SBC Coast to Coast” will premiere on ACTS2 next week.

“Southern Baptists need some reminders of the good that is being done and the lives that are being changed every day,” said Jon Graham, creator of ACTS2 and a member of the Research and Development Team of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

The ACTS2 streaming service, a family-friendly alternative to television networks, started in November to provide wholesome programming for Christian viewers.

You can find the full story at our website, Baptist Press.com.

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