Get Involved in Nontraditional Mission Fields with Wycliffe USA

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It’s easy to think only Bible translators or church planters are “qualified” for the mission field. Wycliffe USA’s Chris Gassler says, “Missions has taken on so many different shapes and forms, and I see people in a lot of different professions doing awesome, awesome work.”

Serving with EthnoArts, Gassler works alongside and supports Bible translators. But just as there are many parts with different functions in the Body of Christ, there are many roles in the mission field.

“I have a friend in Cameroon who is a diesel engine mechanic, and he runs a shop where he’s training guys to do auto mechanics,” Gassler says.

“They have a devotional every morning for an hour [to] an hour and a half, and then he spends the rest of the day teaching them a skill so that they can participate in the economy.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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