Word for the World USA

The information on this page was last updated 12/21/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


The Word For The World trains Bibleless people to translate the Bible into their own language. Become part of the vision to bring God's Word to all people in their heart language by 2050!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Word for the World USA
PO Box 26363
Colorado Springs, CO 80936

Website: twftwusa.org

Phone: 719-594-2052

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 841426685

CEO/President: Dr. Chris de Wet

Chairman: Dr. Paul Quinlan, U.S. chair

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Veroni Krger

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


The vision of The Word For The World is the glory of God through transformed lives by the power of his Word in everyone's heart language.

Mission statement

To enable persons, ministries and organizations from language communities that do not have the Bible in their own language yet to take responsibility for Bible translation and related activities and to ensure its availability and accessibility.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Bible Translation Organizations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating213 of 11041 of 16
Fund acquisition rating249 of 11052 of 16
Resource allocation rating202 of 11054 of 16
Asset utilization rating616 of 11046 of 16

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$34,508$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,365,980$4,111,511$3,129,459$2,470,716$1,548,826
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$897
Other long-term assets$49,362$2,474$2,474$2,474$2,474
Total long-term assets$49,362$2,474$2,474$2,474$3,371
Total assets$6,415,342$4,113,985$3,131,933$2,473,190$1,552,197
Payables and accrued expenses$0$1,690$30,316$1,052$0
Other current liabilities$2,452,814$2,410,971$1,927,379$1,865,682$1,023,502
Total current liabilities$2,452,814$2,412,661$1,957,695$1,866,734$1,023,502
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$44,432$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$44,432$0$65,949$0$0
Total liabilities$2,497,246$2,412,661$2,023,644$1,866,734$1,023,502
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,283,636$1,136,447$707,365$606,456$402,051
With donor restrictions$1,634,460$564,877$400,924$0$126,644
Net assets$3,918,096$1,701,324$1,108,289$606,456$528,695
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$9,630,010$5,476,949$4,433,439$3,304,551$1,962,473
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$23,408$14,408$13,063$1,598$0
Other revenue$4,054$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$27,462$14,408$13,063$1,598$0
Total revenue$9,657,472$5,491,357$4,446,502$3,306,149$1,962,473
Program services$6,692,990$4,252,320$3,467,442$2,808,332$1,586,074
Management and general$427,246$357,308$272,228$234,523$150,509
Total expenses$7,440,700$4,898,322$3,944,669$3,228,388$1,884,745
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$2,216,772$593,035$501,833$77,761$77,728
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,216,772$593,035$501,833$77,761$77,728


Dr Veroni KrugerFounder$109,000
Peter BradleyCEO (through 10/01/2022)$105,000
Stacy PraterDirector of Finance$70,000
Travis WilliamsBoard Member$11,250

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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Program accomplishments

TWFTW has over 168 Bible translation projects in progress, with many more ready to begin. With God's leading and with partners like you, we are working alongside 10 leading Bible translation agencies to bring the Gospel to Bible-less community by 2050.