Amy and her husband Justin are based in Caronport, Sask., where they are raising their two kids, Pippen and Senna. Amy joined Wycliffe in 2007 and served as a Scripture-use worker in Tanzania among the Sandawe people for two years. The short stint gave Amy a glimpse into the power of Bible translation ministry.
“It gave me a whole new perspective,” she says. “When I got out to the village setting, I realized what it takes to translate the Bible—how much work and time, double- and triple-checking.”
After returning to Canada, Amy made two major decisions. First, she chose to marry her boyfriend, Justin Wolverton, whom she wed in 2011. And second, she decided Bible translation was worth committing her life to. Since 2011, she has been the internship co-ordinator for Wycliffe Canada.
In her role, she helps students and young people get on-the-job exposure to the world of Bible translation through Wycliffe internships. She helps find them a suitable placement while also doing all of the necessary administration work.
“It’s great being able to use my past travel and cross-cultural experiences to pass on to the interns.
“The interns want to see what it’s like to do different jobs that Wycliffe is involved in,” says Amy. “I help interns find a placement in a country with supervisors who are willing to mentor them in their respective fields.”