Wycliffe Bible Translators
Bill and Dorie Mayes are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Bill has been serving in the Africa Area based out of North Carolina. He visits field locations in Africa several times each year. Dorie is serving Wycliffe USA as a human resource coordinator. She assists missionaries who are arriving from foreign fields and preparing for the next step, including a return to foreign assignments.
Bill and Dorie have previously served at the Wycliffe headquarters in California, and in the countries of Papua New Guinea and
Missionaries working in Košice, Slovakia
Jeff and Esther returned to Slovakia in August, 2009. They moved from western Slovakia to Poprad in north central Slovakia. There, with MTW colleagues and national partners, they planned where and how to start churches in the eastern part of Slovakia. Since January 2011 the Talley’s have been working in Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia and the largest in eastern Slovakia. They are working with the national church in laying foundations for a church plant in Košice. They are evangelizing Slovaks through English teaching, community volunteering, friendship and hospitality. Jeff says, “we are privileged to bring the Gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace to the heart of central Europe.”
LIGHTSYS-Creating High-Quality Software for Missionaries
Kurt and Beth Symanzik have been serving in the Philippines since 2006. As a professional software developer, Kurt has a passion for creating high-quality software for missionaries to use in order to advance the gospel. Serving as missionaries with LightSys allows Kurt to design and write the custom software that missionaries and mission organizations need in order to best fulfill their God given goals.
Too often mission organizations and missionaries struggle with computer systems that are not right for their needs because they have no one to turn to for help. LightSys exists in order to come along side Christian mission organizations to provide professional training, expert consulting, and custom software development. LightSys provides all of these services to missionaries and mission organizations free of charge. You can find out more about the Symanzik family at the Symanzik Family website and about Kurt’s work specifically at kurtsymanzik.org.