Because Wycliffe is not a denomination, there is no income outside of gifts from partners. Everyone, including Wycliffe’s president, is dependent upon the Lord’s provision through the commitment of regular gifts, whether by individuals, groups, and churches. Thus, my ability to remain and work in Papua New Guinea is directly impacted by your faithfulness in giving—thank you for your support of Bible translation!
How does it work?
Because some translation projects take 20 or more years, instead of raising the thousands of dollars needed for the entire period, I ask people to commit to regular giving for however long the Lord leads. My monthly budget is re-assessed every year to make sure it accurately reflects my needs.
- Ministry and Operational Expenses (13%) This takes care of home and field operational services, such as accounting or administration, as well as relating to partners, printing and communication, language helpers, and technology needs (computer).
- Insurance (11 %) As a Wycliffe member, I must pay both the employer and the employee sides of health, life, and evacuation insurance.
- Taxes and Retirement (23%) Similarly, I pay both sides of retirement, Social Security, and PNG taxes.
- Basic Living Expenses (53%) All other costs fall here, including housing, food, education, tithe, travel, furlough tickets, incidentals, and some ministry needs.
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 2 Cor. 9:12
Wycliffe Bible Translators
P.O. Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862-8200
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