What We Do

Community Development

Often Bible translation projects take place in communities that are struggling with the most basic needs. When people are struggling just to feed themselves or don’t have access to clean water, it’s hard for national translators to focus on their Bible projects.

Wycliffe Associates comes alongside Bible translators in the field to assist with community development projects. In addition to ensuring translators have adequate facilities and equipment for translation services, we work to resolve issues such as food shortages, poverty, or lack of clean water.

These community development projects demonstrate God’s love in action!

Your Solutions at Work

Wycliffe Associates Bible translation projects are active in the most difficult parts of the world. This means we’re often already on the ground when major disasters take place.

We were in Nepal when major earthquakes devastated the nation in 2015. Thanks to the swift response of friends like you, resources like food and shelter were distributed almost immediately to provide relief.

Here’s video from our friends on the ground during the earthquakes and photos of some of the relief efforts.


Meanwhile, in Southeast Asia, one Bible translator found high levels of E. coli and cholera in his village’s water supply. Wycliffe Associates helped install 100 “sealed wet toilets,’ enabling this community to clean up its water supply. Thanks to the concern of this translator, the work of the Wycliffe Associates team, and gifts from friends like you, we were able to demonstrate God’s love in action by meeting the physical needs of this community—and hopefully, open more hearts to God's message of hope through His written Word.