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Rebekah is from London, Ontario, and serves in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a linguist, translator, ethno-arts specialist, and translation consultant-in-training. She joined Wycliffe in 2006, while studying for her master's degree in Applied Linguistics and Exegesis. After graduating, she began working in PNG in 2009, and served from 2010-2013 as an advisor to the Teop Bible translation program in Bougainville. She is now a translation advisor for the Tiaang Bibile translation program in New Ireland Province, and is in the process of learning that language.

In her work as an ethno-arts specialist, Rebekah encourages PNG churches and individuals to worship God using their own languages and musical and artistic styles. Her desire is to see the word of God make a lasting impact on people's lives.

Rebekah loves riding and training horses, using dressage and natural horsemanship techniques. Much of her free time in PNG is spent with her horse, Cassia, who was born at the Ukarumpa Centre in 2013, and is now getting ready to learn how to carry a human!

Rebekah's Blog


The Multi-Language Initiative Conference

February 06, 2014

The Meeting House was abuzz with the voices of 170 people gathered around round tables spread throughout the large room. It was the second day of the Multi-Language Initiative Conference. The purpose ...

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Love, Language and Leadership

June 21, 2013

If I’m honest with myself, I have to admit that as a horse lover I’ve always been mildly miffed that there aren’t more inspiring verses about horses in the Bible.  As a child, I remember looking at a ...

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The long-lost blogger

February 11, 2013

I haven't posted on my blog for a very long time, and I apologize!  I have been quite occupied with other things... you will understand if you read my latest newsletter, which is posted under my Downl...

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When a Rose is More than a Rose

August 23, 2012

According to the National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea, 96% of Papua New Guineans are Christian – or at least they claim Christianity as their “religious affiliation” (statistic from 2000, u...

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The Mystery Meal

August 09, 2012

One of the questions that people often ask me is, “What is the weirdest thing you’ve eaten in PNG?” There are several options that I could choose from: crocodile and ants being among the most interest...

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