Nathan Deunk

For over 25 years, I served in the Navy to build wells, clinics, and schools in some of the world’s most challenging places such as Afghanistan, Kuwait, Djibouti, and Ethiopia. These experiences opened my eyes to the desperate need for God’s Word in the lives of the people we were privileged to help. Even though I could minister to their physical needs, I could not fully share God’s message of hope and salvation since I did not know their language.

In 2022, I was called to join Wycliffe Associates to empower church and language community leaders to create, translate, and distribute Bible translations all on their own using cutting-edge electronic tools! I serve over 150 heart languages here in the United States and thousands more overseas – languages that still lack access to Scriptures in their heart language. I am humbled that God has called me to serve a cause that transcends borders and languages, and I am seeing God work miracles as I travel to Fiji, Brazil, and across the United States to provide vital support to traditionally underserved populations.

I invite you to prayerfully consider becoming a partner in the mission to translate and distribute God’s Word in the heart languages of those who yearn for it – an eternal investment that brings His light to the darkest corners and His hope to isolated hearts.