“We give everything away,” could be our slogan. It’s been a hallmark of Wycliffe Associates for forty nine years.
Innovation. It simply means to do something new. You know, in a way that is different than other ways. Innovation is not essentially a criticism of other ways. It is merely another way. But it is, by definition, unconventional. Innovation defies convention, and that very defiance is a threat to the status quo.
My earliest memories of school report cards include very low marks, and harsh critical commentary, on my penmanship. My cursive was barely legible in primary school, and has gone downhill steeply in the years since. I fortunately learned to type in high school. That got me through most of college without any further requirement to write by hand.
I've been on this ocean now for thirty years, navigating the shifting tides and currents of international Christian ministry. For sixteen years I've been focused full-time on advancing Bible translation into new languages. Along with thousands of others, I've prayed that God would move in a way that only He can, to make Christ known among the nations. God is answering those prayers today, in ways most of us never imagined.