I’ve just had this message from our executive director in the Uk –
For over forty years, the Wycliffe Centre at Horsleys Green in Buckinghamshire has been the home of Wycliffe Bible Translators in the UK. The Centre proved ideal for accommodating the large numbers of students from Wycliffe and other missions who came each summer for linguistics and other pre-field missionary courses.
Times change. These days we have significantly fewer students passing through the doors than we used to and the Centre is much bigger than Wycliffe itself needs. We have been able to rent out some offices to other missions and charities and we have sought to expand the conference business which has always been part of our ministry here.
However, as time has moved on we find ourselves facing some major problems. Running the Centre is an increasingly complex business which inevitably distracts us somewhat from the core mission of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Also, as I’m sure you will understand, rising costs and a declining conference market mean that it is increasing difficult for us to make ends meet. The centre is in need of significant investment in the near future if we are to stay here as we are.
Please could you pray for us that God would give us a clear vision for the future ministry of Wycliffe and how the Centre should play a part in this. Pray too, that He would provide us with whatever it is that we need as we step into the future He has for us.
Eddie Arthur: Executive Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Please do join with us in praying for the future of the site.