Derwin & Wendy Penson | Wycliffe Bible Translators
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Derwin & Wendy Penson

Derwin and Wendy Penson have both been impacted by the Bible in positive and personal ways. And in their travels over the years they have encountered people who have touched their hearts and given them a desire to see every man, woman and child have access to the hope, love and joy found in the pages of the Bible. Wendy recalls spending a year in the Philippines and really coming to know and love people who had a lot in common with her even though they had lived quite a different life from her own. Derwin has always had a heart for the “underdog” or people who may have seemed or felt less powerful, such as the marginalized people groups across the planet.

After 24 years of marriage, the Pensons expanded their family to include a sibling group of 3 precious children. During this time of family bonding and healing, the Pensons are choosing to serve the worldwide Bible translation movement from the USA.

Derwin is using his unique gifts through speaking engagements, to share the vision of Bible translation and to inspire those God is calling to participate.

Wendy serves as a senior philanthropy advisor, cultivating relationships and ministering to those God has called to provide financial resources for key Wycliffe projects around the world.

There are a number of ways you can partner with the Pensons in their Wycliffe ministry:

Prayer - (James 5:16b) Sign up to get their prayer letter.

Financial - (Philippians 4:16-19) Consider an ongoing gift either monthly, quarterly, annually, or as the Spirit leads.

Advocate - “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb.
Consider introducing the Pensons to your churches, family, friends, sororities/fraternities & social clubs.

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 Derwin & Wendy Penson.


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 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)
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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