Michael Ersland

Michael Ersland

Translation Advisor, Komba Old Testament Translation, Ghana

Michael is excited to be living in Ghana as a translation advisor for the Komba Old Testament translation project.  A solid group of people are standing with Michael and sending him into this service.

There is still room for you to join that group and be part of what God is doing in Michael and among the Komba people.

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Praise God for the many people who have stood with Michael and launched him in this venture! Your participation in his ongoing expenses is appreciated.

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Michael, the youngest of six children, grew up in three states. However, he spent most of his childhood in rural Kansas. His father, a Lutheran pastor, took a call to Oklahoma when Michael entered middle school.

During his teenage years, Michael began to be drawn to the international mission field.  This interest drew him to Concordia University Wisconsin’s strong mission program.  His studies and mission related experiences (shadowing a missionary in Peru and LBT’s Crossroads experience in Botswana, southern Africa) affirmed his missionary spirit and his call to cross cultural ministry.

Michael completed his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Languages for Translation and Missions in 2014. In the summer of 2015, he completed his Linguistics Certificate Course at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics in Dallas, Texas.

Michael began his first assignment with LBT in 2016, serving with the Komba Old Testament Translation team in Ghana.