Ed and Melissa Swanson | Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Wycliffe Ministry of

Ed and Melissa Swanson

Ed and Melissa Swanson have supported Bible translation with Wycliffe for over 30 years. They began in Colombia, South America, serving in a number of support roles at the mission school, aviation department and in the publications department. After that, they served for several years in the U.S. as co-directors of a Wycliffe sponsored camp ministry designed to grow missionary vision. They returned to the field in 2011 to help maintain and administrate the workings of the Translation and Study Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2021, they made the decision to relocate to the U.S. to be closer to family while continuing to serve the Mexico Branch. Together they will work full-time on projects and provide administrative assistance from the U.S. side of the border, coupled with annual trips to Mexico. Both prayer and financial partners are needed to sustain their higher cost-of-living in the years ahead.

Wycliffe Ministry Budget

Wycliffe establishes a Ministry Budget for its missionaries to reflect recurring expenses related to family factors and their geographic location of service. Giving to Wycliffe directly impacts missionaries’ ability to begin and remain in their assignment.

This budget covers ministry-related expenses, insurance and retirement, social security and taxes, and Wycliffe administrative costs. The remainder is what the missionaries receive as “take-home pay” for their daily living expenses.

Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to partner financially in the Wycliffe ministry of Ed and Melissa Swanson.


Gifts of Financial Securities

If you own securities and want to make gifts toward Bible translation, there are several options for you to give more to Wycliffe at less cost, without incurring capital gains taxes.

For information about giving stocks, mutual funds or other securities, email us at stockgift_usa@wycliffe.org
or call 407-852-3633.


Missionary Partnership Plan

With just one gift, you can continue partnering in the Wycliffe ministry of your missionaries now and after your lifetime.

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Non-Cash Gifts

Valuables like cell phones, electronics, vehicles, boats, RVs and anything else valued over $75 can be used to benefit translation work!

Call 1-800-WYCLIFFE (ext. 3894) to get started, or click below to learn more about your options.

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Corporate Matching Gifts

Over fifteen thousand U.S. companies match their employee contributions to charitable organizations like Wycliffe. Use our online tool to find out if your employer will match your gift.

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Give by Phone/Mail

While giving online is fast and easy, it may not fit your style. To make your credit card gift by phone, please call:

1-800-WYCLIFFE (992-5433)
407-852-3600

To give by mail, please send gifts to:

Wycliffe Bible Translators
P.O. Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862

If you have a preference for a specific ministry, please include a note stating your preference.

To set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), please complete this form:

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