Missionaries / Alvina Federwitz

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Alvina Federwitz

Meet the Missionary

Alvina Federwitz and her late husband, Rev. Dale Federwitz, began their missionary career with the Lutheran Bible Translators in 1971. Their first placement was Bible translation with the Mandingo people of Liberia. They also supervised the Kuwaa translation and literacy project until completion of the New Testament in 1988.

Alvina and Dale served as mentors to the Liberians who formed LIBTRALO (Liberia Translation and Literacy Organization) in 1995. They continued as coordinators, translation, and literacy consultants to languages in Liberia and Cameroon.

Dale was diagnosed with cancer, and entered the gates of heaven in July 2002. Alvina continued work with LIBTRALO and also as advisor to church literacy programs in Ghana until fall of 2016.

Alvina currently serves as Mission Participation Coordinator for Lutheran Bible Translators. She retired from full-time service in 2017 but continues to serve in an adjunct capacity.

From the Field

  • Prayer Letter

    May 2024

  • Prayer Letter

    Nov 2023

  • Prayer Letter

    Apr 2023

  • Podcast

    Faithful in All | The Liberian Civil War

  • Podcast

    Together in Mission

  • Podcast

    A Very LBT Christmas

Program Partnerships

See the programs that Alvina Federwitz has helped support, bringing God’s Word to communities who have not had access to the Bible in their native language.


  • Liberia Translation and Literacy Organization

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