Chaz and Helga Mortensen | Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Wycliffe Ministry of

Chaz and Helga Mortensen

Chaz and Helga worked in Colombia and Panama from 1991-2010 translating the Bible into the Northern Embera language. The translation was dedicated in 2011. Chaz is now a consultant for translators in the Americas. Consultants train translation teams, listen to translators who are struggling and check Biblical books before publication. Chaz has a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Translation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has consulted with translation teams most recently in Guatemala, Colombia and Brazil. Helga coordinates a team under the supervision of the Mexico SIL branch that produces translation manuals in basic Spanish for indigenous Bible translators. Both Chaz and Helga work at their home in Michigan, traveling when necessary to carry out their assignments. They welcome your partnership in their Wycliffe ministry as they help translators get the job done.

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Orlando, FL 32862

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