The Wycliffe Ministry of

Jim and Joy Abbott

Having a Bible in your language is vital to understanding it. Trying to read it in a 2nd language is "like trying eat soup with a fork" according to those with no scripture in their language.

That's why Jim and Joy are a part of making Bible translation possible for everyone. They served overseas in Asia-Pacific by managing a guest home for missionary coworkers who travel to and from living deep in the jungle. Now, Jim and Joy have a global impact on the Bible translation movement through using their skills to purchase needed building materials to maintain the JAARS Center. JAARS specializes in Air, Land and Sea transportation services and training, Information and Audio/Visual Media technologies, and cross-cultural training. Purchasing building and maintenance materials keeps all of these services and missionaries doing their vital work for Bible translation all over the world.

Please consider how you might partner in their Wycliffe ministry financially or in prayer, in turn helping make a Bible translation reality for every tongue, every person.

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 Jim and Joy Abbott.

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

If you have a preference for a specific ministry, please include a note stating your preference.

To set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), please complete this form:

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