Missionaries Rev. David and Valerie Federwitz have been serving in Africa since 2003. David’s focus is to help people to read and use the Holy Scripture in their own languages. He worked in Ghana with Komba-speaking people to develop a Komba language primer series. These primers are used to educate the local people and to encourage reading and writing. He also helped identify and train literacy facilitators, supervisors, and other workers in the Komba Literacy and Bible Translation Project.
While David continues to encourage and support the Komba Literacy and Bible Translation Project, he is now LBT’s Regional Director for Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon. He spends time with current and potential partner organization leaders in these countries, including Bible societies, church bodies, and groups that do language development work. He supervises the LBT missionaries who work in these countries, encouraging and advising them as they serve in their various locations and capacities.
Valerie manages their busy household, homeschools their children, and communicates with family and supporters. David and Valerie have four children.
LBT is seeking Lutherans to serve overseas through the ministry of Bible translation and Scripture Engagement. If you feel that God may be leading you towards missions or if you wish to make donations to assist with the translation of the Bible for a missionary, LBT may have a place for you.