Serve short-term with Wycliffe Singapore
...looking for a gap year before you start university?
...looking to take a sabbatical or a career break?
If you have been inspired, and feel the Lord leading you to help reach the unreached with the gospel in their heart language, consider serving with Wycliffe Singapore. There are many ways that you can be involved. There are various locations throughout Asia where you can serve on a short term basis.
Watch the video below to see what our short-termers have to say:
Why go on short-term missions?
Experience greater dependence on the Lord as you rely on him to provide for you as he takes you out of your comfort zone.
Experience life in a new culture and to make a start on learning a new language.
Learn and grow as you interact with current missionaries.
Be challenged as you see the faith, passion and determination of workers on the field to finish translating the Bible into their own language
How long are Short-Term Mission trips?
Up to 4 weeks:
1-2 week trips can be arranged to visit a current project, interact with both Wycliffe missionaries and mother-tongue translators themselves and to observe translation and consultant checking processes in real life.
1 Month to 1 Year:
Consider investing a longer period of time into a project. This will also give you a greater opportunity to really immerse yourself into another culture, begin to learn a new language and make a contribution through becoming part of a team.
What can I do?
You may not be a linguist or a translator, but there are many ways that your skills can be put to use in support of a translation project. A translation project requires managers, administrators, IT specialists, educators and many more people. You can support the work of Bible translation by:
Providing English tuition or workshops in basic computer skills to translators
Assisting with homeschooling of long-term members’ children
Providing educational workshops on basic healthcare.
Providing administrative support and managerial support to understaffed projects.
Editing video and audio media.
Internship & Volunteering
If you’re looking for some work experience or just want to give time to serve the Lord in a mission agency, we welcome you to join us! You can serve as an intern from one month to a year. Whether as a support worker or in the field, we’re sure that God will speak to you through that experience. Or you could do voluntary service on a regular or ad hoc basis.
I’ve gained better insight on God’s work through the missionaries. I respect them for their selfless dedication. It’s my honour to share in a tiny part of their work!
Using my God-given gifts to serve people groups that do not have God's Word in their mother tongue is a rewarding experience in my faith journey.
My time at Wycliffe has made me realise how much time Bible translators take to translate God's Word into a language that has no Bible. I hope more people will respond to God's call and take up Bible translation.
What is Short-Term Missions like?
Inspired by her experience from Camp Wycliffe, Jamie* takes her next step into exploring missions with a 6 months attachment to a project in the field. "There are so many ways to serve and so many needs to be filled, and every time I learn about one, I think of someone I know who could fill that need!”