Alexander & Karla Watt | Wycliffe Bible Translators
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Alexander & Karla Watt

In 1999, Karla began working with the Maiadomu people on Fergusson Island in Milne Bay Province. A few years later, when security concerns meant that she could no longer travel to Maiadomu, Karla began looking for a new way to work with the team.

She became part of the Milne Bay regional leadership team and eventually the Project Manager for a multi-language or cluster project called, VITAL, which worked to train nationals from more than 11 languages to translate Scripture. The Maiadomu team joined this project, and Karla was able to continue her work with them.

She met Alex when he visited the VITAL Project, and they were married a year later. Alex then joined the team as an Exegetical Consultant.

In 2016, each of the 11 VITAL language groups published a 'Mini-Bible' - a panorama of the Old Testament, Mark and Acts. In addition to the printed Scriptures, they distributed audio recordings of the 'Mini-Bible' on solar-powered MP3 players. Now the Maiadomu people do not like to use any other translation in their church services.

The VITAL project has finished, but the Maiadomu people are continuing to translate portions of the Old and the New Testament with Alex and Karla's help.

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