Jon and Candace are both originally from Southern Ontario. After feeling the Lord’s call to work in Bible translation, they joined Wycliffe Canada in late 2012 and have been working in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since February 2013.
Jon’s first role was in the area of software development, but during their first term the Jagts felt increasingly pulled toward administering a translation and literacy program in Madang. After meeting with the group of Papua New Guinean leaders working in this project and seeing their heart for Jesus and for Bible translation, Jon and Candace felt strongly motivated to help facilitate the work they were involved in.
The Jagts have been blessed with three beautiful children: Clara (6), Macy (4) and Max (1). Jon and Candace are currently serving with the Gwahatike multi-language translation program, which is located on the north coast of mainland Papua New Guinea. They spend part of their time in that area and part of their time living in Ukarumpa, the main mission centre of PNG. They are working in the areas of language/literacy program management (Jon) and dental hygiene (Candace).