Place strategy

Find your place in history: volunteer!

USA (MNN) — You’ve probably heard us use this phrase once or twice: “Find your place in history. It’s about connecting with the stories we share here every day.

God may (or may not) call you to give up everything you know and be a missionary in Africa. But He’s calling every believer to do something – that’s why it’s called the Great Commission.

United StatesSarah Traverso, Senior Director of Global Workforce Strategies, spends her days helping believers find their place in the Bible translation movement. “I use this term ‘Bible translation movement’ because it’s really huge. It’s more important than I imagined when I started working with Wycliffe,” says Traverso.

“I can see both ends: hearing about the needs (on the ground), understanding what they are, and then connecting with the American public and trying to find the right people to fill those roles.”

The opportunities, and the need for people to fill them, are endless. Check out the list of volunteer opportunities here.

Have you just retired and have some free time? Last year, the pandemic has pushed more than three million baby boomers into early retirement. Volunteering could allow you to put your time and talents to good use in the Kingdom of God.

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“There are so many different ways to serve with Wycliffe; you can play almost any role, whether as a volunteer or professionally. Volunteer efforts can take place at home working remotely, as well as serving in a location outside of the United States,” says Traverso.

“One of the biggest needs is for people who can be flexible and adaptable. The world is changing very rapidly right now, so it’s really all about attitude, a heart to serve, and a willingness to go where you’re needed.

If you’re a recent seminar graduate looking for your next step, check out a new Wycliffe USA program called “Convergence.” “They can benefit from a mentorship and training program to become Bible translation consultants,” says Traverso.

“There is a growing need for [Bible translation] consultants, and we are looking at several ways to meet this need. »

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