Hi! We’re Graham and Ellie and we have a deep love of God and his Word. We are committed to seeing others trained, resourced and working cross-culturally to ensure that people around the world have access to God’s Word and the good news of Jesus Christ. We joined Wycliffe in 2000 and since then God has led us on an incredible cross-cultural journey – in the US, Australia, and then Indonesia.
In 2018, we have started a new chapter in our service with Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia. Graham has taken on the position of CEO of SIL Australia, which includes the role of Principal of its training school program in Kangaroo Ground. SIL Australia is Wycliffe’s training and academic partner, and serves minority language communities worldwide by delivering effective training and consulting in linguistics, literacy, translation and cross-cultural communication for the development of locally owned sustainable language programs.
Our vision is to see disciples of Jesus growing through the Scriptures available in whatever language best speaks to their hearts. To that end, our mission is to equip and support 100 people to impact the world for Jesus through Bible translation, literacy, cross-cultural ministry, training and consulting by February 28, 2022.
We will do this by training cross-cultural workers in the areas of language learning, linguistics, translation, literacy and other language development activities; by serving language communities worldwide as they build capacity for sustainable language development, through research, translation, training and materials development; and by encouraging and supporting language development workers in literacy, translation, language documentation, and in educational and linguistic research projects around the world.
The purpose of our blog is to encourage you as we journey together in life, faith and ministry. This is a place you can catch up on our news, reflect with us on God’s Word and the amazing life He’s given us, and get recommendations from us about books, articles and films that we’ve found worthwhile. This is also a place you can join us in our mission! If you would like to donate to our cause, you can do so here: https://wycliffe.org.au/member/graham-ellie/#row-in-page-donation
We are committed to being part of the team helping to complete the global Bible translation task. You can be part of this team as you partner with us in prayer, financial support and encouragement. Please let us know if you’d like to join our prayer or encouragement support team by filling in the form below. God bless you!