Matt & Janet Dawson | Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Wycliffe Ministry of

Matt & Janet Dawson

In 1997, Matt and Janet followed God's call into Wycliffe. Using their managerial skills learned as electrical engineers with General Motors, the Dawsons were led to be administrators so that language workers would not need to leave a Bible translation project in order to fill management roles. They first served in Côte d'Ivoire, managing a conference and training center for West Africa, until war erupted. They then served nine years with Wycliffe France: Matt, initially as Assistant Director, then as Director; Janet, in Personnel and Communications.

Matt is now Corporation Secretary of the Wycliffe Global Alliance. Janet is Matt's assistant. They help the Board of Directors oversee the work of 100+ member organizations in the worldwide Bible translation movement. Janet also works for SIL International, using her administrative skills to facilitate the task of producing Scriptures in peoples' heart languages; and serves the greater Bible translation community in her role as Finance Receptionist at the SIL International Health Clinic.

Please consider how you might partner with them in their Wycliffe ministry.

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 Matt & Janet Dawson.

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
or call 407-852-3633.

Missionary Support 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)

To give by mail, please send gifts to:

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

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