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Who & why

We blog as one way to keep in touch with friends  and to share a few thoughts and ideas with the wider world. Peter has been blogging and doing other web type stuff for a number of years now. Both of us like to write, in fact that is part of the story of how we met.

Peter even had a job as a writer, working for Wycliffe Bible Translators in the UK helping write promotional materials for print and web. Today his writing and web skills are focused on helping think through issues of digital engagement. He also spent 10 years working with Wycliffe Global Alliance compiling and making sense of the complex world of Bible Translation statistics and continues to do a lot of work around data systems tracking Bible translation progress and the availability of scripture online.

Apart from poems and journals most of Jennifer’s writing has been in the form of reports, policies and all kinds of high level management and administrative stuff in her former careers in nursing and public health. Her skills are now in demand as a director and strategist within SIL.

We married in 2002 and moved to Canada in 2004 where Peter worked with Wycliffe Canada and then Wycliffe Global Alliance. Jennifer also began volunteering with Wycliffe at this time while also working with the local health authority.  In 2010 we both went back to university to learn a lot more about written and spoken language, and how language shapes and influences cultures. This was part of our preparation to assist language development work. We were based in Malaysia for two years but are now serving on virtual teams from Burton on Trent in the UK.

Working for Wycliffe we’ve focused a lot on Bible translation. Not having access to the Christian scriptures in their own language can be a major obstacle to people understanding and encountering God but it is important to remember that language is a blessing not just a barrier (click to read more).

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