1. Help Through Prayer
  2. Help Through Financial Partnership

In our last email, we shared how God has called our family to move overseas to serve in Bible translation. In this email, we want to share how you can be a part of helping bibleless people receive God’s Word in their own language.

Help Through Prayer

Although it’s often difficult and may even seem ineffective, your prayers are impacting Bible translation.

An African woman bowing her head and praying.

It was November 1983 when David and Ray began praying for a Bible to be translated into the language of the Juni people, a community of 40,000 people in Sudan.

In May 1986, Jerry and Jan began praying.

In March 1990 Jane and Margie did, too.

Time passed.

In August 1990, they heard exciting news:

  • The same month that David and Ray began praying, a young Juni man became a Christian.
  • The month Jerry and Jan began to pray, this young man started studying theology.
  • The year Jane and Margie began praying, he was accepted as a Bible translation student.

Thirty years after people began praying, the New Testament was completed in the language of the Juni people.

Your prayers really do matter, whether results take a long time or happen right away.

Help Through Financial Partnership

Another way you can help is by investing financially as God has blessed you. Wycliffe is a faith mission. This means we are responsible to build a team of partners who will invest financially in our Wycliffe ministry.

An international group of people putting their hands together in a circle. Translation takes a team

Throughout the Bible, we see examples of how God uses His people to provide for His servants. In the Old Testament, the Israelites tithed to provide for the priests and tabernacle workers (Num 18). In the New Testament, both individual Christians and churches gave generously to support the apostles and missionaries (II Cor 9; Phil 4). The gospel of Luke mentions by name Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Susanna as individuals who were “contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.” (Luke 8:1-3)

We thank God for several one-time gifts and for those who have already committed to give regularly. We cannot do this work alone. Before Wycliffe releases us to move overseas, we need commitments that cover our entire monthly budget.

God is not limited by resources. He owns everything. Because we are confident He has called us to Bible translation, we are trusting that He will provide the means to enable us to go.

The Bradley family at the airport with bags ready to travel

Right now, we are here in the US with our gifts and abilities, but the great need in Bible translation is overseas. Will you consider how you can help us get from here to there?

Invest in Bible Translation

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever.” Phil 4:19-20

Look for next week’s “Special Edition #4” where we will share some creative ways you can partner with us that you may have never thought of—like giving non-cash gifts and other assets.

Because many are still waiting, Harold, Justine, A’zalea, & Andrew

How to Give

If you would like to make a single investment or set up online recurring giving (monthly or yearly) for our Wycliffe ministry, you can partner here.

You may also set up an electronic funds transfer by calling:
1-800-WYCLIFFE (992-5433)

or by emailing:
eft_orlando@wycliffe.org

You may also mail a check to: Wycliffe Bible Translators
P.O. Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862

If you are giving by check, please make it out to Wycliffe Bible Translators with a separate note stating: “Preference for the Wycliffe ministry of Harold & Justine Bradley, Account #200266.”