(Christianity Today) For Many Missionaries, More Tech Means Shorter Furloughs

About a third of all missionaries for Wycliffe Bible Translators use e-mail to communicate daily with friends, family, and supporters back home, according to a recent survey by Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Wycliffe president Bob Creson said he was a little surprised at how much internet access missionaries had, but he wasn’t shocked. “One of the people I follow on Twitter posts from remote Uganda,” he said. “I get better cell phone coverage in remote parts of the world than I do sometimes at home.”

Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed had more than 40 hours per week of Internet access while in the field. Nearly 75 percent of respondents had regular access to high-speed cable or DSL connections.

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