2014Annual Report

President’s Letter

Bob Creson: President/CEO

Dear Friends,

Wycliffe USA is praising God for another remarkable year of his provision for the global task of Bible translation and Scripture engagement. Together with our partners, we are participating in the greatest acceleration of the pace of starting new Bible translation programs in history.

God’s provision can clearly be seen in the following statistics for 2014. Not only is Wycliffe involved in an increasing number of projects, but completed translations are being distributed in highly effective ways.

  • Translation programs are underway in 2,195 languages across more than 130 countries.
  • Colleagues from our global partners are involved in approximately 78 percent of these programs.
  • Using mostly text supplied by Wycliffe and our global partners, the YouVersion Bible reading app added the 1,000th translated Bible version to its collection of Scripture available on web-enabled phones, tablets and computers.
  • Using mainly our texts, Faith Comes By Hearing has completed audio Scriptures in 844 languages.
  • And using translations of the Gospel of Luke, again mainly from programs involving Wycliffe global partners, The JESUS Film Project has released 1,300 different language versions of their film.

More people have more access to Scripture than at any other time in the history of Christianity!

These important accomplishments help to overcome the injustice of Bible poverty by providing people with the Bible in a language and form they can understand and use. Clearly, this progress would not be possible without the prayer and financial contributions of partners like you.

On behalf of all the people groups being reached with the Good News through your commitment to this ministry, I offer my sincere appreciation. Your investments helped us make significant progress in accomplishing the mission that God has set before us: Vision 2025 — a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.

Bob Creson
Bob Creson
Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

Watch: “2014 Wycliffe USA Year in Review”

About 7,000 languages are spoken around the world.

At least 1,800 languages still need a Bible translation started.

(Mostly in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific)

Work is being done in almost 2,200 languages worldwide!

Wycliffe and our global partners aid in more than 1,700 of these projects.

Financial Statement

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Vision: That God's Word is accessible to all people in a language that speaks to their heart.

2014 BOARD: Our Accountability

David Dean

Wycliffe USA Board Chair
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dean International, Inc.

Atul Tandon

Wycliffe USA Vice Chair
Founder and CEO
Tandon Institute™

Claude Alexander, Bishop, D. Min.

Senior Pastor
The Park Church, Charlotte

Paul D. Brown

First Midstate Incorporated

Larry Cheng

Managing Partner
Volition Capital LLC

Gary Cowman

Advocacy and Alliance Building
SIL Africa Area

José A. de Dios

Global Consultant for Partnerships
Wycliffe Global Alliance

Deborah Hatfield, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Programs
SIL Francophone Africa

Larry Jones, Ph.D.

Sr. Vice President for Bible Translation
The Seed Company

Tom Lin

Vice President of Missions, Director of Urbana
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Lausanne Int'l Deputy Director – North America

Cheryl Martin

“Excellent Living”

Brenda Salter McNeil, M.Div., D.Min.

President and Founder
Salter McNeil & Associates

Patricia K. Miersma RN, MN, CS

Global Counseling Coordinator
SIL International

Chip Sanders

Director of Global Language Program Services
SIL International

Julie Shimer, Ph.D.

President and CEO, retired
Welch Allyn

Lindsay Olesberg

Scripture Engagement Director
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Mission: To see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.

The Boogi Waqa

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Arop: Sacrifice, Tragedy, Transformation

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Shipwrecked for Bible Translation

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God Speaks to Laminu Through His Word

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God Does Not Eat Alone

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Demas’ Story

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Prayer: Nearly 20,000 people are praying through the Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project.

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Key Partnerships

YouVersion Wycliffe Associates JAARS Every Tribe Every Nation Faith Comes by Hearing Seed Company The Jesus Film Wycliffe Global Alliance SIL

Wycliffe USA works in partnership with churches and organizations worldwide to effectively and efficiently accomplish Bible translation.
Although our partner list is too long to include here, we pause in gratitude for everyone working to spread God's Word.

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