Sonya Paoli | Wycliffe Bible Translators
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Sonya Paoli

Sonya is the Translation Adviser for the Yamap language group in the Huon Gulf Multi-language Project in Papua New Guinea. She enjoys working one-on-one with the Yamap national translators, researching with them in order to develop a clear and accurate translation of the Scriptures into their native tongue. In addition to Bible translation, Sonya also has goals to help improve literacy and implement Scripture engagement activities for the Yamap people.

God prepared Sonya for this work at Holmes Bible College where she majored in Bible and Theology with a concentration in New Testament Greek. She also studied at the Canada Institute of Linguistics. It was in college that she discovered her calling after hearing a Wycliffe representative describe the need for Bible translation in Papua New Guinea where nearly 300 language groups are waiting to receive the Scriptures in their heart language.

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