Ray and Tammy partner with Pioneer Bible Translators in West Africa. Bible Translators go to some of the most harsh and remote places in the world where so many people still do not have the Bible in their language. They often commit 20 to 30 years of their lives to live in these remote places. They set up their homes and take their families. The road in is usually torturous or non-existent. Ray and Tammy use their gifts of helps to enable families to get established. They may help set up house, install solar electric systems, dig wells, build cabinets; giving families tools they will need to feel comfortable enough to achieve the goals God has called them to do. Road conditions are hard on vehicles. Ray’s mechanical skills are regularly used to help ensure Pioneer Bible Translators’ fleet of vehicles are road worthy. Ray and Tammy participate in community development as a means of Scripture impact with a newly completed Bible Translation project in a small village. They work directly with local Churches through community development. They assist with farming, mechanics, welding. This allows the Church to take new truths they are learning from the Bible and evangelize their own people. Ray and Tammy pinch hit for areas where there are voids. As missionaries need breaks or change positions, Ray and Tammy have had the freedom to fill some of the holes these changes present. They serve in areas such as a part time librarian, guesthouse hostess, compound manager.
Ray and Tammy Sanford
Serving as Community Development Specialists in West Africa
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