Thayer alum prepares to travel to Cameroon to teach

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thayer alum, Miranda Webber, is working on fulfilling a partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators, one that will enable her to travel to Africa on a mission trip.

Wycliffe is an organization that seeks to provide education, as well as Bibles, for everyone in their language. Webber is seeking to raise funds to help cover the mission trip with expenses through partnering with her for the program.

During the mission, Webber will have the opportunity to teach missionary children, translate the Bible and discipleship.

“While I’m teaching, I will get to make friends in the community, and do discipleship that way,” said Webber. She stated it is a way to teach their native language as well as teaching the Bible.

She will be teaching with an ACSI certificate through Association of Christian Schools International and will be teaching math and science in Cameroon, Africa.

“There are over 2,000 languages representing almost 180 million people, lacking a single verse in their heart language and still needing Bible translation programs started,” said Webber.

After going on two mission trips in high school with One Team International, Webber realized her God-given love for missionary work.

With the faith-based organization, Webber stated she must build her partnership development, which includes prayer, encouragement and financial partnership.

She has completed all the training to for the trip, however, she needs monthly financial partnerships. She must reach 100 percent financial partnership before she may go. This can be done online or by phone. If you would like to partner with Webber, you may visit www.wycliffe.org/partner/mirandawebber, call 1-800-992-5433 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., mail to Wycliffe Bible Translators P.O. Box 628200 Orlando, FL 32862-8200.

Webber’s goal is to leave by the end of December 2019. She has until June 2020 to meet her goal. The organization gives up to two years for partnership development.

“My passion for missions started in high school when I went on an inner-city mission trip. It started to grow more when I took a class called Perspectives,” said Webber. During this class, she got her first glimpse into Wycliffe.

She stated she is blessed and wants to bless others with what God has given her.

She went to additional inner-city mission trips in college and overseas such as Bangkok, Thailand; Montreal, Canada and El Salvador. She stated these trips were to help her find out what direction to take.

Wycliffe has the goal of creating a Bible translation program in every language without one by 2025.

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