Wycliffe volunteers in Orlando, Fla., take calls from donors.
Throughout Wycliffe’s fall campaign with Moody Radio, the stories have poured in.
As volunteers staffed the phone banks, they heard donors pour out their hearts. Calling Wycliffe from every corner of the United States, these donors expressed the same theme: They wanted to support the work of Bible translation, no matter what amount they gave.
All told, their contributions raised more than $538,000 for Bible translation projects in Peru and Panama.
Here are some highlights:
–In Chattanooga, a homeless man walked into the offices of WBBW 89.9 FM and gave a crumpled $5 bill. He explained it was all he could afford, but he wanted to help others receive God’s Word.
–A woman, recently widowed, heard Wycliffe’s story on WMBI 90.1 FM in Chicago. When she began receiving money from her late husband’s estate, she prayed about what to do with it. While he was alive, he gave out Bibles wherever he could, so for several months she had been looking for a way to continue that legacy by giving Bibles to those in need. As she drove home one afternoon, she was feeling sad and decided to turn on the radio. In that moment, she knew where to send the money. She gave $30 to supply six Bibles for people in Panama.
–Charlotte Meredith Hartzell, of Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, wrote to Wycliffe after listening to the campaign on WMBI:
My husband, John Meredith, and I went to Aguacatan, Guatemala, in 1956 to produce the first movie about what Wycliffe does. The name of the film is “Unsheathed” (taking the sword of the Word of God out of its sheath and making it useful in the language of the people). Later on we produced a second film, “Breakthrough in the Jungle,” for Wycliffe.
I would like to give a gift of [amount] to Wycliffe this morning. My husband died shortly after we returned from a whole summer in 1960 in South America with Wycliffe. My son, who was 12 at that time, is now 61. I am 88. I am thrilled to hear so much more about Wycliffe on your Morning Show this week.
As these stories illustrate, God has been faithful to touch the lives of Moody Radio listeners in unique ways. Join us today in thanking Him for this.
Submitted by Mary Tindall
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