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.
Partners in Ministry
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.”
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 cannot move out ministry forward without pledges for 100% of our recurring Wyclife budget.
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
If you’d also like to minister to minority language communities, you can join by praying, giving, volunteering, or advocating for our ministry to friends and family.