From Short-Term to Long-Term

  • July 13, 2017
Baraka Mikanagu was exposed to different cultures and languages from the time she was little. Born in the small country of Burundi, Africa, Baraka and her family lived there until her parents’ jobs with the United Nations took them around the world. Her childhood experiences gave Baraka a love and a passion for missions. So when she met a Wycliffe member at a college missions conference, she was surprised to learn the number of people around the world who had no access to Scripture. After college, Baraka went on a number of short-term missions trips, but always had a desire to do a long-term missions trip and to help the work of Bible translation. She was surprised and touched to eventually learn that she didn’t have to go back to college to become a translator — God was able to use her skills as a pharmacist to meet a need in the mission field!

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