We are missionaries that have been serving in Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) Indonesia since 1975. We worked primarily in the interior that is only accessible by bush plane.
Our work consists mostly of translating the Scriptures for one of Indonesia's many language groups and assisting them with their practical needs. Suzanne has used her nursing skills while most of Roger's work has been leading translation teams.
The Nalca New Testament was completed and released in 2000. The Old Testament translation continues and is expected to be published by 2025.
Many of you know that our youngest son, Brian, was born in Indonesia. For about the past 10 years, he has been preparing for missions service in this land. Brian has taken many linguistics courses and has been working alongside us in Indonesia for the past 5+ years. Brian returned to the USA from Indonesia in early 2020 and is unsure of when he will be able to return.
Something that we have been passionate about is to witness the completion of the Bible into every language on earth. That is why we have promoted Vision 2025
broadly and continue to dedicate much of our time in recruiting translators, especially Indonesian nationals. We encourage Christians everywhere to pray faithfully for all of those actively working with peoples groups that do not have Bibles in their mother tongues.Thanks for befriending, following and supporting
us. We especially want to thank those that have followed us during our 45 year career, even BEFORE the Internet and social media
Please continue to pray for us and our future.