Mike & Becky Downey | Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Wycliffe Ministry of

Mike & Becky Downey

After first meeting in the jungles of Brazil in 1980 as elementary school teachers for Wycliffe, Mike and Becky have served in a variety of roles: linguistic surveyors, desktop publishing, new member orientation, member care, and field projects.

Mike is Director of Projects for Wycliffe USA, leading a staff of Field Coordinators spread out around the globe. Field Coordinators are responsible for developing, resourcing and monitoring over 270 Bible translation projects.

Becky supports by assisting with seminars. She also tutored for a year, and has assisted in the development of several elearning courses for Wycliffe members through research and writing. These courses were/are being developed to encourage Wycliffe members to care for their souls, to keep growing spiritually.

Mike and Becky have three adult children, three sons-in-law and six grandchildren.

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 Mike & Becky Downey.


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.

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