Missionaries Jonathan And Carrie Federwitz
Missionaries Jon and Carol Shaneyfelt learned about the need for people with computer and technical skills to be involved in Bible translation. They heard this from a friend who is a missionary pilot in Papua New Guinea and discovered that there are over 200 positions available to people with computer/technical skills. Jon realized that his skills could be applied to technical support for Bible translation.
Jon And Carol’s Path to Become Missionaries
After prayer and consideration, Jon and Carol applied and were accepted as missionaries with Wycliffe USA, and later became associate missionaries with Lutheran Bible Translators.
When Jon was asked where he would most like to apply his skills, he responded, “I would like to work on what is most urgently needed”. His first assignment was to develop and test specialized word processing software to help Bible translators. When that project was completed, Jon began work on researching and developing a computer power system monitor for Bible translators who work in remote locations. He continues to work on engineering electrical power systems for translation teams.
Carol helps share the vision of supporting Bible translation as a tour guide at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, North Carolina.
Revelation 7:9 states that people from EVERY tribe, nation, language and tongue will be represented in heaven. Translating Scripture into all languages spoken on the earth is helping to fulfill the Great Commission to go into ALL the world and preach the Gospel. People who receive a Bible in their own language see that God is including them in His invitation to heaven through faith in Jesus Christ. Please pray for Jon and Carol as they support Bible translation with their time and skills. Please also pray and ask God how you might be involved with them. Through your financial participation in their labors, you will have a direct part together with them.
LBT is seeking Lutherans to serve overseas through the ministry of Bible translation and Scripture Engagement. If you feel that God may be leading you towards missions or you wish to make Bible translation donations for a missionary, LBT may have a place for you.