We are native Oregonians from Grants Pass. We are retired after ministering since 1978 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 last posting was 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.
Although we are retired members of Wycliffe, the postings on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent Wycliffe.