Rev. Nathan and Sarah Esala

Rev. Nathan and Sarah Esala served the Likɔɔnl (or Komba) Bible project in Ghana, West Africa. Nathan’s role as a translation advisor presented new (to him) 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.

He has an incredible wife, Sarah, and five fabulous children Karissa, Annaka, Aili, Isaac, and Eliot.

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