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Larry joined Wycliffe Canada in 1986 and has been serving in Cameroon since April, 1988.

Over the years, Larry has served in several roles, ranging from sociolinguistic surveyor and linguistics researcher to training co-ordinator. In January 2017, he finished an eight-year stint as SIL Cameroon’s director of language services (SIL is Wycliffe Canada’s key field partner).

Since February 2017, Larry has been focusing on co-ordinating SIL Cameroon’s efforts to enhance ownership by local language communities of the Bible translation and language development projects.

“In the smaller language communities that we serve, people are now more educated and more aware of the world around them,” Larry explains. “They expect to have a significant say in what happens in their communities.”

These language groups also tend to speak more than just their traditional language.