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The Van Andels are from Hamilton, Ont. and Castle Rock, Washington, respectively. They have been members with Wycliffe since 2011 and have been assigned to Solomon Islands in the South Pacific for the majority of that time. They have three children. Andrew works as a translation adviser with the Malango language community and Megan works […]


The Van der Wals journey with Wycliffe began after they served for one year as volunteers with their church mission in Haiti. Not finding the place God had for them right away, they went back to farming their 100 acres in Walkerton, Ont. In the fall of 1986, they heard for the first time why […]


John grew up in Alliston, just north of Toronto, while his future wife Marian grew up in Whitby, east of Toronto. Their paths crossed when John started work at the nearby Pickering nuclear generating station. They were married in 1986 and spent their first year of marriage serving as a host couple at  the Seafarer’s […]


Bert and Wilma, from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, married in 1983. They lived in PEI where Bert practiced law and Wilma focused on their three children. Having had an interest in Wycliffe since Bert attended Urbana in 1981, they joined in 1996. In 1999, the Visser family of five moved to Cameroon, Africa. […]


Nate and Jess, along with their children Mateo, Amira, and Malakai, serve in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea. Nate and Jess support Bible translation by working in the Scripture use and staff care departments. Nate is part of a new initiative called EETrU (Encouraging Existing Translation Use) and works with local pastors and leaders to encourage […]


Kristy was born and raised in Abbotsford, B.C.  Immediately after high school she had the opportunity to serve with Mennonite Central Committee in Paraguay for a year, then shortly after in Guatemala for another year.  She gained a global perspective and a heart for missions that has never left her.  A few years later Kristy […]


Ann grew up in Woodstock, Ont., and joined Wycliffe in 1971. Following the completion of linguistic training, she went to Cote d’Ivoire, Africa, and eventually began working on the Dogon translation project in 1980. Steve grew up in Los Altos, Calif., and joined Wycliffe in 1981. Following the completion of his training, he too went […]


Carl and Pat went to Papua New Guinea in 1974 and began working among the Menya people in 1975. Typesetting of the Menya New Testament was completed in 2016. In addition to co-ordinating the translation of God’s Word into the Menya language, the Whiteheads have been involved in the training of nationals who desire to […]


Bruce believes God’s word needs to be written on the page and on the heart.  Since the moment God hit Bruce with the thought almost 30 years ago that He could use his academic training in Bible translation in some way, he has pursued the truth that there is a place and a need for […]


Matt & Caitlin work in Kingfisher Lake First Nation, Ont., where local church leaders are spearheading a Bible translation project into the Oji-Cree language. Their role includes training indigenous Bible translators in the translation process, developing literacy materials for mother-tongue education, and helping communities plan how to keep their language sustainable into the future. As […]