2014 Annual Report

2014
ANNUAL REPORT
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Greetings from Wycliffe Canada
In my imagination, I can almost hear the celebratory
blast! The sound of the Jewish shofar announced the
arrival this past autumn of the complete Bible translated
into San Blas Kuna. It is a language spoken by 57,000plus speakers living in Panama, a country situated on the
strip of land connecting North and South America. The
event, celebrated by 3,200 Kuna at a large Panama City
church, featured a 100-voice Kuna choir, five Kuna pastors
expressing gratefulness to God for His Word, and 80 guests from
five countries.
“There is a picture forever imprinted in my mind and on my heart,” said one
of the visitors. “I watched as a young lad—maybe eight or 10 years old—
opened a Bible and began to read it out loud. For the first time in his life, he
held God’s Word in his hands and he could read it. He could understand it. It
was in his own language.”
Translation
Statistics at
a Glance
27%
Languages in need
of Bible translation
projects to begin
32%
Bible translation
projects in progress
Keith and Wilma Forster (at left), from
South Africa and Canada respectively,
worked on the translation for nearly 40
years, along with Pastor Lino Smith and a
team of four Kuna men (see photo above).
Other similar efforts meant that this
past year, translated Scriptures were
published in 22 more languages spoken
by 2.5 million people, thanks to the
involvement of Wycliffe personnel and people just like you.
Wycliffe Canada is forging ahead, serving the Canadian Church by
connecting generous Christians across the country to Bible translation
projects throughout the globe. Knowing of your commitment to this crucial,
life-changing ministry, I would be remiss not to offer you the chance to
increase your involvement.
We are excited to serve with you for another year, touching lives for eternity!
Partnering with you,
Roy Eyre
President
Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada
6,901
Languages
41%
Languages with
some existing
Scriptures
currently known to be in use
Wycliffe serves
minority language
groups worldwide
by fostering an
understanding of
God’s Word through
Bible translation,
while nurturing
literacy, education and
stronger communities.
wycliffe.ca
Financials at a Glance
5%
2%
14%
81%
98%
Contributions Income
Other Income
(Investments and Grants)
Income
Administration
Fundraising
Expenses
Programs
2014 Wycliffe
Canada Board
Summary of
Financial Information
These figures show financial activity for Wycliffe Bible Translators
of Canada Inc. for the fiscal year ending Sept. 20, 2014. Complete
audited statements are available at: <statements.wycliffe.ca>.
Statement of Operations and Changes
in Fund Balances (thousands of dollars)
Revenues
2014 Sept
2013 Sept
15,765
283
15,090
16,048
15,334
13,060
2,196
859
12,389
16,115
15,437
Excess of revenues over expenses
(67)
(103)
Gain on sale of property
158
Contributions Income
Other Income
Jannice Moore
Mitch Seeley
Steve Kabetu
Garland Hoel
Eric Phinney
ChangSeok Kang
Marvin Wojda
Susanna Muntz
Board Chair
Vice-Chair
244
Expenses
Programs
Administration
Fundraising
2,299
749
Fund balances at beginnning of year
3,157
3,261
Fund balances at end of year
3,248
3,157
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Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada Inc. is a charter member
of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).
Spending of funds is confined to approved programs and
projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards an
approved program or project will be used as designated, with
the understanding that when the need for such a program
or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any
reason, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or
project will be used as determined by Wycliffe Canada policy and guidelines. The
total costs of all programs and projects include costs imposed by governments
as well as a fixed percentage to cover administrative costs. Gifts of $25 or more
will be acknowledged and receipted with an official receipt for income tax
purposes. For more information, please see our web page “Financial Practices and
Principles” at <principles.wycliffe.ca>. Revenue Canada Charitable Registration
#10822 3371 RR0001.
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