Donald & Gretchen Cheney | Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Wycliffe Ministry of

Donald & Gretchen Cheney

Don and Gretchen have served with Wycliffe since before they got married in 1983. They completed a New Testament and several easy-to-read books for the variety of Cakchiquel spoken in Santa María de Jesús in Guatemala. They were also involved in providing electricity for a few neighborhoods and improving the water supply for the whole town. They returned to the US in 2005.

Don's current ministry is writing help for Paratext, a computer program designed to help Bible translators input, edit, check, and publish Scripture. With thousands of translators using Paratext, Don's work is speeding up Bible translation around the world.

Gretchen's ministry involves helping people who struggle with spelling and reading. She finds great joy in helping others learn to decode the symbols on the page and discover the meaning.

Please prayerfully consider investing in Bible translation by becoming a prayer and/or financial partner in Don and Gretchen’s Wycliffe ministry.

Wycliffe Ministry Budget

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This monthly 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.

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There are many ways to partner financially in the Wycliffe ministry of Donald & Gretchen Cheney.

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