Matthew & Chelsea Connor
Matthew and Chelsea work in Maluku, Indonesia, with Wycliff Translators. They are focused on helping start translation programs in languages that have no Bible translation and teach local churches how to use translated materials. They also work to create Scripture songs in the local language and style.
Brendon and Naomi Yoder
Papua, Indonesia • Wycliffe Bible Translators
Brendon and Naomi Yoder, with their children Luke, Silas, and Analeigh, serve in Papua, Indonesia. They are helping translate the Bible into the Abawiri language. Additionally, Brendon is finishing up a PhD in linguistics so that he can assist other Bible translation projects throughout Indonesia. The Yoders are preparing to return to Indonesia in January 2018.
Brendon’s trip to Indonesia in summer 2016 was a big success! He worked with the Abawiri community to design an alphabet, so now for the first time ever the language can be written down. The trip made the Yoders more eager to move back there again full-time.
Here is a short 4-minute video about the Abawiri workshop so that you can see the amazing doors that are opened through having an alphabet.