The Wycliffe Ministry of

John and Bonnie Nystrom

John and Bonnie began working in Arop village in Papua New Guinea in 1987. In July 1998, a tsunami destroyed Arop and killed a third of the people who speak the Arop language.

After that tragedy, the Nystroms and the three Arop translators who survived started the Aitape West Translation Project, in which they and their partners coach and train translators from 10 different languages as they translate the Bible into their own languages.

The Nystroms and their partners are pioneering methods for doing Bible translation into multiple languages together. The local translators now help train more translators from some of the 300 languages in PNG that still have no scripture at all.

In their book, Sleeping Coconuts, John and Bonnie share this story of tragedy, teamwork and transformation, and the incredible way that God used a tsunami to change the face of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea. See their book's website at www.sleepingcoconuts.com.

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 this account 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 John and Bonnie Nystrom.


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 407-852-3802.


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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!

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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

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