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ORLANDO, FL — Since the founding of Wycliffe Associates in 1967, volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of labor to propel the ministry forward in its mission to accelerate Church Owned Bible translation across the globe. And at the Wycliffe Associates international headquarters in Orlando, Florida, approximately 110 volunteers are staying for the winter season at an RV site built by Wycliffe Associates volunteers. Built in 2001, the 69-space RV park is adjacent to the organization’s headquarters. Stacy Valeu and his wife, Jolene, volunteered with Wycliffe Associates for 14 years while they spent the winter season at the RV park. “Before we came to Wycliffe Associates we were pew sitters at church,” Stacy said. “We didn’t do a thing to further the Gospel. When we drove into the RV site after we retired, we knew we were home. The years at Wycliffe Associates were the best years of our married life. But what we were doing, we knew [it] was going to further God’s kingdom throughout the world.” During a typical year, the RV site is 85 percent occupied. November through April is the busiest season, with the largest influx of volunteers arriving in January. 40 volunteers stay in the fully furnished apartments each year as well. Dave and Marty Jones have been staying at the RV site and volunteering at the Wycliffe Associates headquarters since 2002. The married couple arrives in November and stays until April, when they return to Illinois. Dave helped build the RV site, as […]