We are native Oregonians from Grants Pass. Since 1978, we have worked in Africa as members of Wycliffe Bible Translators. We have lived in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya. But we have ministered in many other countries including Mali, Niger, the Congo (Kinshasa), CAR, Chad, Cameroon, and Sudan. Our most recent posting is to Accra, Ghana, where we were on loan from Wycliffe to a Ghanaian organization doing Bible translation and literacy in the languages of Ghana – the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT). We are passionate about helping Africans leverage the power of the heart language (their mother tongues) to produce the transformations they want in their families, communities and nations, especially through the Bible in the heart langauge. We believe that heart language connects at the deepest level and so produces lasting change.
We have two adult sons, Matthew and Mark, who now live, work and study in the US after having grown up in Africa with us.
We are able to serve through the financial and prayer support of churches and individuals. We do not receive a regular salary from Wycliffe.
Although we are members of Wycliffe and we are assigned to a Ghanaian organization, GILLBT. The postings on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent Wycliffe or GILLBT.