Engage in the transforming power of literacy in the heart language leading to personal access to God’s word. 

Missionaries trained with an emphasis in linguistics and literacy serve with one or more language communities where translation is currently underway in order to emphasize using the mother tongue as the gateway to basic literacy.

We structure our programs to encourage literacy as a sustainable community value with the ownership of literacy goals in the hands of the people. Missionaries assist in orthography development, developing literacy strategy with the language program, and identifying and mentoring local colleagues in the production of primers and reading materials, and teaching. 

LBT’S Literacy Specialists: