Provide essential transport support for the Bible translation team

Almost everyone involved in Bible translation relies on good transport. This is especially true in cases where language communities live on tiny islands, or in villages where a helicopter is the only way in – or when people need to cross roads that are so flooded the water reaches the windscreen.

Many communities we work with live in places that are hard to reach.

By Land

Bible translation involves travelling to remote areas to conduct research, check translation with colleagues or deliver Bibles. These trips can be tough, involving broken bridges, sinkholes, rocks, mud and overgrowth.

Having the right vehicles and driver training is essential.

Andrew Koens works with Wycliffe in the mechanics workshop in PNG. Find out more about his work.

By Sea

For some projects, teams live on an island across an open ocean. Translators may need to canoe or catch a crowded, run-down boat out to an island. Most vessels don’t even have life jackets.

With the right help – a safety kit, a small boat or a large vessel for a whole region – translation teams can stay safe on the water.

Read about the incredible story of translators caught in a storm at sea, and how God miraculously saved the translation in the waters!

By air

A quick flight can save days of hiking. Bible translation takes people to the world’s most remote places – rainforests, mountains, deserts and islands.

A flight can shave off days of tough driving, hiking or canoeing. In close partnership with aviation charity MAF, Wycliffe pilots get people safely there.