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How will I serve God now?

How will I serve God now?

I have wrestled with many questions the past 16 months, but this one has been the most pressing.  I felt I couldn’t make any other decisions without having this question answered.  For many months, I couldn’t concentrate long enough to decide on dinner, so long term decisions had to wait.  I am very thankful for my supporting partners who have been so patient and given me time to (begin to) recover.  The TEAMS team has also been so encouraging as I explored options to serve, and I will be forever grateful for their support and love.

After much prayer, God has guided me to a ministry where I can use my skills to bring glory to Him. I am very excited to join Wycliffe Bible Translators (official September 1!) as a missionary software programmer.  I will be working on the Bible translation software tools used by hundreds of translation teams…bringing the Bible to new languages so EVERY tribe and tongue can WORSHIP!

Wycliffe was started 75 years ago by William Cameron Townsend when he realized many tribes in Central America didn’t understand the Spanish Bibles he was selling.  Wycliffe’s first translation was completed in 1951, and their 500th completed in 2000.  At that time, Wycliffe adopted a new challenge — seeing a Bible translation project started in every language still needing one by 2025.

My first goal is to gather a team of prayer and financial partners who will stand with me as I dedicate my time to furthering the spread of the gospel.  If you are interested in partnering with me, please shoot me an email ( or call/text (515.868.4816).  You can sign up online at  specify Hentzel/273562

or mail support checks to (with a note included specifying the ministry of Hentzel/273562):

Wycliffe Bible Translators

P.O. Box 628200

Orlando, FL 32862

I am moved by the faithfulness and goodness of God as He allows me to serve Him doing a job I love doing.  Thank you for considering partnering with me!

In His Service,



The Worldwide Status of Bible Translation (2017):

More than 1,400 languages have access to the New Testament and some portions of Scripture in their language.

More than 600 languages have the complete translated Bible.

About 7,000 languages are known to be in use today.

Up to 160 million people need Bible translation to begin in their language.

Approximately 2,400 languages across 165 countries have active translation and linguistic development work happening right now.

More than 1,600 languages still need a Bible translation project to begin.


Quick Update from Sara

Grace and peace to you! Things are progressing with the transition to Wycliffe…I have an email address ( and a member id…but we’re still waiting on the background check from Jamaica to come back…so my start date has been postponed until September 1. Support can continue to be sent to TEAMS until I can get… Continue Reading

What’s next for Sara?

Ministry Decisions I would like to thank you all for holding my family up in prayer this past year.  I know it has been the only reason that we have continued to recover and start to move forward. TEAMS encouraged me to hold off on any life-changing decisions for a year. That was very wise… Continue Reading

Ruth Shive

Ruth W. Shive, 71, of Macungie, died, April 26, 2017 at home after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of the Rev. Raymond P. Shive. Born in Washington, DC, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy (Buglass) Wiles. She graduated with honors from Washington (DC) Bible College in 1967.… Continue Reading

A message from Teri

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; You make my lot secure. Psalm 16:5 Dear Loved Ones, I can’t write and tell you that my life is anything but blessed. God has been faithful to give me a daily portion of His goodness and peace; although somedays I have believed my cup to… Continue Reading

What’s next for Teri

February 3, 2017 Dear Ministry Partners, It is hard to believe that Harold and Teri Nichols joined the T4MM family 14 years ago. In that time they have ministered to thousands of children and adults all over Jamaica and to hundreds of Americans who have participated on our J-Teams. Their heart for God and for… Continue Reading