What is in a name? Names tell us a lot about a person, an organisation and even a place. Perhaps though, names can be misleading. For example, it’s easy to assume that everyone who works for Wycliffe Bible Translators are trained and gifted linguists, translating the Bible, but actually that’s not true.
Did you know that there are more unfilled positions for ‘support workers’ around the world than for roles which require linguistic skills and training? Overseas and at home, the need for administrators continues to grow as Bible translation and literacy work expands into new countries. At present administration is one of the most critical needs within the organisation.
We need people to carry out management functions such as planning, organising and coordinating staff within the context of a cross-cultural team. We lack people skilled at supervising and overseeing the training of expatriate and national staff. We require those able to run a regional office to enable language work to continue, and people with an eye for detail to write funding proposals for Bible translation and literacy projects.
Due to this shortage of administrators, posts are temporarily filled by those better equipped to serve God in other ways. Moreover as this area is often understaffed, administrators can often feel overstretched either in the short term or throughout long seasons of heavy workload.
Will you pray?
- Pray for God’s grace and strength over every administrator feeling overwhelmed today by their workload.
- Pray for God to call gifted administrators to serve with Wycliffe in worldwide.
- Ask God to supply the right person for each of the roles detailed on our Vacancies in Administration page.
Interested in praying for those serving God in administration but not sure how? ‘Lord Bless Justin‘, an article in our resource ‘Focused prayer: Kingdom results‘ gives some ways we can pray for those working overseas without knowing up to date prayer needs.