Wycliffe was founded in 1942 by William Cameron Townsend.
Since its inception, Wycliffe has made great progress in Bible translation all around the world. To date, we have played a part in completing more than 700 Scripture translations.
Currently Wycliffe efforts are in more than 90 countries. The majority of the remaining translation needs represent minority languages. Often these groups have no written language of their own, and many struggle to gain the literacy skills they need to prosper in the majority culture.
The benefits of translation and literacy for these minority language groups are many. They include better health as a result of access to medical information, economic growth due to the acquisition of marketable skills, and the preservation of culture thanks to a written history. Most importantly, Bible translation brings people closer to God Himself—the One who transforms hearts. www.wycliffe.org