Often Bible translation projects take place in communities that are struggling with the most basic needs. When people are struggling just to feed themselves or don’t have access to clean water, it’s hard for translators to focus on their linguistic work.
Wycliffe Associates comes alongside Bible translators in the field to assist with community development projects. In addition to ensuring translators have adequate facilities and equipment for translation services; we also work to resolve issues such as food shortages, poverty, or lack of clean water.
In Southeast Asia, one Bible translator found high levels of E. coli and cholera in his village’s water supply. Wycliffe Associates helped install 100 “sealed wet toilets,’ enabling this community to clean up its water supply. Thanks to the concern of this translator, the work of our team, and gifts from friends like you, we were able to demonstrate God’s love in action by meeting the physical needs of this community—and hopefully, open more hearts to God's message of hope through His written Word.
Wycliffe Associates accelerates Bible translation in these additional areas:
Bible Translation Through Technology Advancement—Cutting-edge technology and high-quality training equips national translators to help bring God’s Word to life faster than ever before.
Bible Translation Through Administration Services—Provides operational field staff and oversight of translation programs overseas.
Bible Translation Prayer Ministry—The heart of ministry is faith and prayer. Join with thousands of Prayer Watch members to uphold Wycliffe Associates projects and teams on a daily basis.
Bible Translators Served Through Construction Ministry—Volunteers serve Bible translators in the United States and overseas through the Construction Ministry of Wycliffe Associates.
Bible Translators Served Through Hospitality Ministry—Make good use of your gift of hospitality! Open your home to hard working Bible translators and support staff on “home leave.’ Provide a comfortable place to stay, a warm meal—the simple comforts of a home away from home.
Bible Translation Through Education Services—Provides education services to help accelerate Bible translation.