‘A lot of my work can seem rather intangible, so it is always rewarding when you can actually watch someone’s journey,’ says Hilary Raymond.
Hilary serves with Wycliffe in Human Resources, working with those who have just joined Wycliffe to help them think about how their personalities and values affect the way they like to work. She also manages a short-term mission programme and provides career guidance for Wycliffe staff who are looking to make some kind of change in their work situation.
Recently Hilary was delighted to see the fruit of some of her work in the lives of ‘two Helens’. She had supported both of them in their early days of exploring how they could use their gifts to serve God through Bible translation:
‘Helen Cobbald got in touch a number of years ago about getting involved with Wycliffe, although at the time she wasn’t sure exactly what God was calling her to do.
‘She spent a few months in South Africa, assisting in the Wycliffe office, and had the chance to accompany somebody on a trip to Namibia, where she was inspired by the use of music to help people engage with Scripture. This led her to apply for longer term service. She has just completed her first two years in South Africa and is taking further training to equip her for the next phase of her Wycliffe journey.
It was a privilege to help ‘launch’ these two ladies, and even more so to see how God has been working in and through them
‘Helen Fisher came to us with a background in speech and language therapy. She has been serving in Nigeria for the past three years as part of a multinational team who help people to understand the translated Scriptures and to apply those truths to their lives.
‘It was a privilege to get to know these two ladies several years ago when I helped to ‘launch’ them – and even more so to see how God has been working in and through them since then.’
Pray for Hilary now:
- Please pray for good discussions to discern what suitable opportunities there might be for people interested in serving with Wycliffe in both short-term and long-term roles.
- Pray that conversations with those who have recently joined Wycliffe will usefully feed into discussions about their first overseas assignments and what they need to thrive in an assignment.
- Pray for Hilary’s career guidance work and for more opportunities to help people.
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