Rev. Nathan and Sarah Esala
Nathan and Sarah Esala served and worked on the Komba Bible project in Ghana, West Africa. Nathan’s role as a translation advisor presented new experiences such as: developing partnerships with the Komba church and community leaders, analyzing/documenting the linguistics of the language, checking translated drafts for quality, assisting in final New Testament revisions for publication, driving a hard bargain, and controlling water run-off.
Currently, Nathan is serving as the Translation Coordinator for LBT. He desires to discover and facilitate excellent practices in Bible translation and missiology for Lutheran Bible Translators with our global partners. To help accomplish that goal, Nathan is enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Sarah interweaves her experience and skills by serving in member care, coming alongside missionaries and staff to help where they are feeling stretched or frayed.
Nathan and Sarah have five fabulous children: Karissa, Annaka, Aili, Isaac, and Eliot.