Wycliffe Bible Translators does not pay us a salary. We receive income which is sent in the form of donations to Wycliffe’s U.S. headquarters in Orlando,Florida,and designated for our use. All donations are subject to a 10% assessment for defrayment of administrative costs and funding of major projects. Wycliffe also takes care of figuring tax withholding,charging our account for five types of insurance in addition to Social Security,workers’compensation,travel funds,mandatory retirement savings and so forth. The remaining funds are deposited into our bank account for us to live on. We receive a statement from Wycliffe each month,with details of donors,amounts given,and all charges and deposits mentioned above.
The funds which end up in our account are used for rent,car expenses,groceries,tithes and offerings and all the details of daily life. Most of Chaz’s study program is being funded by SIL funds and all of the necessary expenses for Helga’s new job,like a laptop and any travel expenses,will be funded by SIL. We also have funds for the publication and dedication of the Embera Scriptures.