John & Sylvia Christensen | Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Wycliffe Ministry of

John & Sylvia Christensen

John and Sylvia Christensen have been privileged to serve the Kisar people of Indonesia through Bible translation since 1987. Through God’s grace, the Kisar New Testament was dedicated in 2009. From their home base in New York, John is involved with Kisar Scripture engagement projects, and Sylvia is serving as a translation consultant for various groups in Indonesia, and is also serving as a Partnership Development Coach helping new Wycliffe members reach the field prepared and fully funded. These opportunities give them a chance to use their experience to encourage and equip the next generation. They are also praying about how to facilitate more Kisar Old Testament translation, as well as meet the translation needs for nearby languages. Currently they are asking God for more prayer and financial partners and would love to have you consider joining their team.

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