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#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!

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You’re invited to join us for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28. After experiencing the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global day focused on giving back during the holidays.

The potential is so great for this special day! You know from experience that when communities come together to make a difference, each person giving what they are able, great things are accomplished. And when the cause they gather around is close to God’s heart, we should be ready to see God multiply our efforts!

For the 2017 Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll share in our goal to print 1,500 copies of the newly translated Bible for the Giryama people of Kenya. Each copy costs only $8. For some that might mean packing a brown bag lunch for work so they can give one copy. Others might feel lead to skip family night at the movies, and give five.

Would you prayerfully consider what you will give?

  • What: Your chance to make a difference this holiday season by giving the greatest gift the Giryama people of Kenya will ever receive.
  • When: All day on Nov. 28, 2016

*Printed from wycliffe.org

 

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Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Death Cleaning

Bob’s hat

The headline caught my eye. There is a Swedish word meaning “death cleaning”. It means decluttering as you look forward to your own death. As soon as you realize your own mortality, you start thinking about paring down the stuff in your homes. Sharing special items with family and friends or just donating them to others is a way we can prepare for our own deaths but also makes it easier for our loved ones when they have to come and clean out our homes.

On Monday morning, I arrived at work at the Waxhaw Creek Apartments, the retirement housing Wycliffe has in our Waxhaw, NC area. My boss informed me that one of the residents had passed away. Because of some software changes going on in our organization, I wasn’t able to work on our department’s receipts and had some time on my hands.

“Would you be willing to clean out Bob’s refrigerator and freezer?,” my boss asked me. Of course, I would. Off we trooped down to his one bedroom apartment. Contact had still not been made with Bob’s family, so we were careful to leave his goods and papers in place until they could arrive.

Bob lived a rather spartan life compared to most Americans. I guess living in a village in Papua New Guinea for over 40 years would do that to you. His home was filled with just the basics: food, clothing, books and important papers. It made me a little sad at first, seeing how little he lived with. But after cleaning out his refrigerator and finding the task quick and easy I found that I admired him more than felt sorry for him.

Bob spent most of his adult life working in literacy for the Waris people of Papua New Guinea. You have probably never heard of these people. I didn’t. But God knows them and loves them and created them in HIS image. He also gave them a beautiful language. And now they can read about God in their own Mother Tongue because of people like Bob who are willing to live without a lot of stuff so that others can have what is really important: God’s very words.

I went home on Monday and thought about all the stuff I have in my house that seems so important. Just cleaning out my freezer would take twice the time it took to clean Bob’s because it is stuffed with bits and pieces of this and that. I have something in every closet and drawer in my house. What does all my stuff say about me and what’s important to me?

Jesus Christ and the message of His salvation is the most important thing to me. It’s time to make sure my house reflects that.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

75 years!! Whoop! Whoop!

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I clicked on the video and heard the voice of Wycliffe Bible Translators founder, William Cameron Townsend, speaking and reading verses from the Bible.

Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” 

We’re celebrating 75 years of a concerted effort to give everyone, all people, God’s very words in their own tongue.

And by “we’re” I mean YOU and I!! 

Click here to watch a short video with beautiful images of some of those people who have benefited from your sacrificial prayers and gifts.

This video just gave me the chills! I can’t wait to meet these brothers and sisters in Christ one day in heaven!!!

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Did you know????

Through a charitable gift annuity (CGA) with the Wycliffe Foundation you can give a significant gift to Bible translation projects and member ministries while receiving monthly income for the rest of your lifetime.

Advantages of a CGA include:

  • Receive fixed income payments that arrive when it’s best for you.

  • Use the secure income to supplement your retirement needs and help provide financial security.

  • A portion of your income will be tax-free and you will qualify for other substantial income tax deductions.

The process to create a CGA is easy — just request the two-page application by calling the Wycliffe Foundation toll-free at 877-493-3600 or emailing info@wycliffefoundation.org.

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Two Verbs: Come & Go

Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 2.28.16 PMWycliffe Bible Translators is celebrating 75 years of existence in 2017! We’re proud to have been part of that heritage for over a third of that time (27 years). On the occasion of their 50th anniversary, acclaimed preacher, Billy Graham, spoke to a group of people about the importance of Bible Translation.

Listen to this 2+ minute Billy Graham video of his impassioned plea for workers! In it he says, “It might be said that Jesus only had two verbs: ‘Come & Go’. Come unto me and Go into all the world!” 

Thank you for being a part of this important work. We’re doing it together!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Bible Translation, Uncategorized

 

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3000…not a bad number!

3000 NTWycliffe Bible Translators recently celebrated their 3,000 translated Bible! It’s so great to be part of an organization that is ridding the world of Bible Poverty. 

Thank you for your part! Less than 2,000 Bibles to go!

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in Bible Translation, Uncategorized

 

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No…THIS is Us

tim-marshall-114623There is a popular television show running (which I’ve never seen). It’s title is This is Us.

As I sat and read what our partner Wycliffe Associates accomplished last year, which included the work of Ken, I thought, “No, THIS is us.”

Your prayers and financial support allowed Ken to take a multitude of trips in order to support our national Bible Translators. Together, much was accomplished.

Here are the stats:

  •   Currently Accelerating the work of Bible translation in 76 countries

  •   Last year mobilized 7,097 volunteer and staff members to advance the cause of Bible translation throughout the world in 76 countries

  •   Installed 544 Bible Translation Acceleration Kits (BTAKs) in 48 countries for 788 language communities since started installing BTAKs

  •   315 new translation projects started in 2016 using Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation (MAST) workshops

  •   Improved hundreds of facilities for Bible translation around the world

Nicely done, partners.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Bible Translation, Family, Uncategorized, Wycliffe Associates

 

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