Operation Mobilization and Wycliffe form partnership

By July 21, 2004

France (MNN) — A new partnership has been launched to encourage more people to join cross-cultural ministry. It’s called, “Spectrum” and it’s a joint partnership between Operation Mobilization and Wycliffe Bible Translators. The presidents of both OM USA and Wycliffe USA signed the Memorandum of Understanding Monday in France aboard the OM ship Doulos.

Speaking from Paris, Wycliffe’s President Bob Creson says, “Rick Hicks and I signed a cooperative agreement to place short people from Wycliffe on the Doulos. We’re going to have our first person on that ship in September for a short term opportunity.”

Creson says Bible translation could benefit from this partnership. “We believe that there are a number of OM people who would be interested in Bible translation and Rick has open up the door for us to place people on the ships to see if some of those people who are completing their service on the Doulos might be interested in Bible translation in the future,” he says.

The need for translators couldn’t be more real than today, Creson says, “There (are) 2,737 Bible translations left in the world and we’re hoping that OM will provide some of the people that will help complete that task.”

Prayer is essential. They need more volunteers of all ages to get involved. Over the next 10 years many missionaries will be leaving the field and they MUST be replaced. Pray that God works in the hearts of people to join “Spectrum” or other similar programs to help motivate them to be involved in the Great Commission.

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