I speak English. I know a few words in other languages, but not enough to say I speak them.
Recently we were in a series that highlighted several testimonies from people in our congregation that were living out the Gospel. One of those testimonies was from a Spanish language speaker.
Obviously, since I don’t speak fluent Spanish, this was a challenge. Here’s how we did it:
During the interview I had someone there to translate. He gave me a synopsis of the answers during the live interview, so I could follow up.
Later I sent a video cut of just the answers to him. He typed out a complete manuscript for each answer. I made paper edits to that manuscript. This saved time, and helped create content that I used for subtitles later.
Then he came into the edit bay and helped me make the actual cuts to the video. A few times he suggested slight changes which sounded better to his ears.
Then I took the manuscript and broke down the text into titles for the English viewers. And he reviewed these for timing.
It took a bit of extra work, but we were able to share a compelling testimony with our entire congregation, instead of just Spanish speakers.