Jeff and Lenice served in Indonesia from 2004-2019, where Jeff served as an aircraft mechanic. Lenice continues to work remotely with the Papuan Malay translation team in Indonesia, as the translation co-ordinator. Jeff is now serving Wycliffe personnel as a coach, helping guide people through difficult decisions, transitions and helping people who are low on support.
Papuan Malay is spoken by over two million people as a first language, in all the urban and coast areas on Papua. It is also spoken by many others as a second language. The Papuan Malay New Testament is currently about 60 per cent complete as well as a few Old Testament books. Many church denominations are requesting more Sunday school materials in Papuan Malay, so the team is working hard on those as well.
The Harms’ two oldest children, Amaris and Jonah, are married and are working in their respective careers as teacher and ER nurse. Isaiah and Taletta are still at home.