Rob and Mical Hilbert

Rob and Mical Hilbert are currently serving as advisors on the Shekgalagari New Testament translation. They are living in Botswana in the Kalahari Desert region with their three children: Carsten, Annabelle and Josephine.

Prior to serving in Botswana the Hilberts served in Sierra Leone. They were evacuated during the peak of the Ebola outbreak.

Robert grew up outside of Chicago and attended Valparaiso University. He later served with the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. He has experience in training, mother-tongue literacy, and translation. Additionally he has an MBA with a focus in project management, an MA in Applied Anthropology with a focus in literacy, and a certificate in Applied Linguistics. He has studied Hebrew and Greek at the Concordia Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Mical grew up in Guatemala as a missionary kid and attended the University of Indiana. She later lived in Chicago where she and Robert met. She worked in private accounting before discovering her aptitude for linguistics. She has an MS in Accounting and Finance, an MA in Descriptive Linguistics, and a certificate in Applied Linguistics. She has studied Hebrew and Greek at Concordia Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Consider joining with the Hilberts as partners to be part of the work they are doing to further spread God’s Word.

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