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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 people 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.

Justin & Tammy Hettinga's Blog


A Glimpse of Justin's Responsibilities

June 25, 2018

June has flown by for us! It’s been a spring season full of travels, our boys returning home, hosting visitors, etc. This month we want to give you a glimpse of some of Justin’s responsibilities. In ...

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Wycliffe and SIL: What's the difference?

May 02, 2018

Justin and I are members of both Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL*. Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada is our sending organization, but Justin’s current assignment is with SIL and I have a split a...

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Ministry and ATEK Update - March 2018

March 04, 2018

Dear friends, It’s a busy travel season for Justin. In January he was in Mexico to attend executive committee meetings for the SIL* Mexico Branch, and we were both in Peru for the SIL Peru annual retr...

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Merry Christmas from the Hettingas

December 21, 2017

Dear friends, This year we celebrate the milestone of translated Scripture in more than 3300 languages. We celebrate that God is accomplishing His mission through His power and through partnership. Mo...

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Celebrate with us what God has done during 20 years of service with Wycliffe Bible Translators

October 15, 2017

2001   2017   Timeline of milestones during our service with Wycliffe/SIL* over the last 20 years: 1997 - We started the application process, attended a month-long orientation program, and subseque...

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