Friday, July 25, 2008

About Lynn

Welcome!  I am a missionary with Christian Missionary Fellowship.  I have worked among the Turkana people of Kenya since 1996.  Before joining CMF, I was a student in Johnson City, Tennessee.  I attended Emmanuel School of Religion and Milligan College.  I earned a Bachelor's degree from Milligan and a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel. 
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I attended Franklin Central High School there.  While I was in college, my parents moved to Colorado with all my stuff.  So, now I am from Colorado:).  
In Kenya, I have worked with a church planting team among the Turkana people.  My primary task has been to oversee the adult literacy program.  Literacy is a great need in this area because we need people who can read the Bible and lead the church.  I have also taught in our Turkana Bible training institute (TBTI).  Other projects have included translating some simple English Bible studies into Turkana with a team of translators.  
Beginning in 2008, I will begin teaching English as a second language to Turkana Church leaders.  I will also continue to teach at TBTI and oversee some translation projects to get more materials into the Turkana language.  I will serve as a literacy consultant for the Turkana church and help them as needed.  
I hope that this blog will serve as a way to keep you informed about things going on in my life and in Turkana.  Please remember that my internet access is limited, but I will try to get this updated every couple of weeks.  I look forward to reading your comments and to your e-mails!