Dordt College News

Wycliffe Translator will discuss work in West Africa

October 21, 2009


A Wycliffe Bible Translator who spent 22 years in the West African country of Togo will speak at Dordt College on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ribben’s Academic Complex lecture hall 1144/1148. The title of Marquita Klaver’s presentation is “New Testament Dedication in Togo.”

Klaver’s first career was nursing, but in 1983 she followed God’s leading to overseas missions. A summer linguistics training program and a year of language study in France prepared her to work as a linguist and biblical exegete with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Togo, West Africa. In addition to her diploma in nursing, she has an M.A. in Old Testament studies from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

This guest evening presentation is part of the 36th annual Linguist Days at Dordt College.

Also speaking to students throughout the day on November 3 and 4 will be Adrianna Oudman, a Dordt junior from Wheatfield, IN. She is majoring in Spanish and theology (missions and evangelism emphasis), with minors in interdisciplinary linguistics and the Kuyper Scholars Program.

Oudman has done several short-term mission trips and is exploring options in the mission field and linguistics after graduation from Dordt. She participated this past June in a Global Wycliffe Bible Translator’s trip to Guatamala. Her team spent two weeks in the San Miguel Acatan region, where the people speak an indigenous language called K’anjob’al.

For more information about day sessions, contact Leendert Van Beek.

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