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Justin & Tammy Hettinga

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Justin & Tammy Hettinga's Profile

We went to Peru in 2000 as adult literacy specialists to work among the Quechua people. There we helped several indigenous organizations develop sustainable literacy and Bible translation programs. In 2007, Justin completed his Master of Arts in Leadership degree (non-governmental organization specialization) from Trinity Western University (done mostly via distance while in Peru).

Having completed our project in the summer of 2010, we moved to Calgary (location of Wycliffe Canada’s headquarters), where we served on the leadership/administrative team for six years. As of May 2016, Justin currently serves as the Americas Area Director for SIL (Wycliffe’s main field partner), which involves giving leadership to all of SIL’s work in North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Tammy is his administrative assistant, as well as part-time receptionist for Wycliffe Canada. Although our roles have changed over the years, our vision remains the same: to see that all peoples on earth have access to the Word of God in their mother tongue, enabling them to know God and converse with Him in a language that best speaks to their hearts.

We have two sons, Caleb (Dec '97) and Jesse (Sept '99). As a family we love to do adventurous activities outdoors. We can often be found mountain biking, backpacking, cross-country skiing or snowboarding.

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Ministry and Family Update - September 2017

September 20, 2017

We are thankful for a change of pace, some R&R and quality time together this past summer. However, now Justin (Americas Area Director) has a full travel schedule booked for the fall. Below are some r...

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Brazil Bound

June 28, 2017

Here’s a brief ministry update: Justin traveled to Dallas last week to meet with world-wide SIL* leaders to continue working on the launch of some exciting new initiatives. Please continue to pray for...

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Presenting Our Graduate, Jesse

June 09, 2017

Our youngest son, Jesse, will be donning his cap and gown this afternoon for his grade 12 graduation ceremony. A new chapter of his life is about to begin. Wow, where have the years gone? We are so th...

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Ministry and Family Update - May 2017

May 05, 2017

Here’s what’s going on in the Hettinga household and how you can hold us up in prayer right now. Ministry Update: Thank you for praying for Justin and his team as they have been in an extended season ...

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Shaping the Future of SIL in the Americas

March 19, 2017

February 19-26 I accompanied Justin on another work-related trip to Dallas. Justin had invited a little over 50 people, including 11 partner organizations, to come together that week to answer the que...

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