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Heart Language Scripture


ministry of
ALEX and MEGAN MERCADO 

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Heart Language Scripture


ministry of
ALEX and MEGAN MERCADO 

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Scripture Changes Lives

 

I grew up reading the Bible in an arcane dialect and caring little about it, but my life changed when I read a translation that sounded like I talked—with no thees, thys or thou arts. My frustration was a shadow of the obstacles that keep billions from knowing the Scriptures.

 

One week before the dedication of the Gospel of Luke, three hundred homes in the village of Bambalang, Cameroon, were burned by a neighboring village. But hearing Scripture in their own language has brought comfort and forgiveness. Alex lived near and often visited Bambalang while he lived in Cameroon.

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Our Call


"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart" (Nelson Mandela).

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Our Call


"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart" (Nelson Mandela).

Megan

LANGUAGE & EDUCATION

Megan develops and assesses the use of local empowerment to create mother tongue curricula in Africa. 

Alex

LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY

Alex applies principles of human-computer interaction to create software that speeds up Bible translation and gets Scripture into hands (and ears) quickly.

IN AFRICA

ADVOCACY AND
ALLIANCE BUILDING

Together, Alex and Megan work in a team to advocate and develop relationships with other organizations to multiply our efforts for Bible access. 

Translation teams exercise great care in the rigorous and complicated process to translate God's Word into a language that doesn't yet have it. Watch an overview of the tasks involved, and learn how each project presents unique challenges and incredible rewards.

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Go Together


“You Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership (koinonia) with me in giving and receiving, except you” (Phil 4:15). 

GIve

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Go Together


“You Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership (koinonia) with me in giving and receiving, except you” (Phil 4:15). 

GIve

There was a pastor who walked 1000 miles to attend a workshop so he could learn to translate Scripture into his own language. One of the main reasons he was able to complete that journey was because of the friend who walked with him the entire way. As excited as we are about our ministry with Wycliffe, we know we cannot make this journey alone.

Recruiting

Do you want to come with us—to be a part of taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth? Don’t count yourself out. There is no normal missionary. I never felt like a missionary kind of person. But in Bible translation, I’ve found specific needs for computer skills. The Wycliffe team also includes welders, photographers, researchers, accountants, PR specialists, and more. And many other missions organizations have similar needs. We would be glad to talk with you about opportunities to use your unique set of skills and life experiences to accelerate the pace of Bible translation.

Relational Partners

If you're a Greek nerd, you may be familiar with the word koinonia. Koinonia means partnership, participation, communion, communication and fellowship. Churches name themselves Koinonia to emphasize how much they value relationships and community. At the beginning of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, Paul thanks God “because of your partnership-koinonia in the gospel from the first day” (Phil 1:5). Paul wasn’t physically with the Philippians, but still had koinonia with them. We want you to be our partners in prayer. The journey is hard, but Paul also told the Philippians, “don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.”

Giving Partners

Paul’s partnership with the Philippians wasn’t only in prayer. He goes on, “You Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership (koinonia) with me in giving and receiving, except you” (Phil 4:15). Similarly, we invite you to partner with us financially to meet the budget Wycliffe’s established for us. Wycliffe is funded by people who believe in this vision to reach people with God’s word in their heart language. We’ll only be able to begin our field assignment when we have a team of churches and individuals who will commit to pray and give financially.

If you’d also like to minister to language communities in Kenya, you can join by praying, giving, volunteering, or advocating for our ministry to friends and family.

Details

Give online at wycliffe.org/partner/mercado.
Give by phone at 1-800-WYCLIFFE.
Give by check, made out to "Wycliffe Bible Translators", and with a a separate note enclosed, stating, “Preference for the Wycliffe ministry of Alex & Megan Mercado 270043.” Mail the check and note to:

Wycliffe Bible Translators
PO Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862-8200

Recurring gifts are crucial to long-term effectiveness in Bible translation, but one-time gifts can make a big difference in getting off the ground. If you'd like give a one-time gift, use our launch account number, 71-270043. Here's the secret sauce:

  1. As with other gifts, visit wycliffe.org/partner/mercado.
  2. Enter the one-time amount you'd like to give. Hit Give.
  3. Click Add Instructions (fine print), and enter our launch account number, 71-270043.
  4. Continue following the instructions on the page.

We cannot leave for Kenya until we have pledges for 100% of our recurring Wycliffe budget. All donations are tax deductible. You can also give more creatively. You can give a cow, or a boat, or a sliver of your Amazon purchase, or corporate matching. Thank you for you generosity and eagerness to take part in what God is doing in Bible translation.