“Bible translation – what a task. There’s no job like it.  Nothing more demanding, nothing more rewarding, nothing so absorbing.”

“… I never spent four happier years than those first years up on the ridge [living among the Usarufas]. Never!  Because life was interesting, even without television.”

Regarding the 1981 celebration and dedication of the New Testament now in Usarufa: “…as soon as I saw those hands reach out for the Word of God [I knew]  ‘that’s why I was born.’ ”

– from an address to the Wheaton College Graduate School,  Nov 9, 1981