Dr. Laura Mae Gardner

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Laura Mae (Larrie) and her husband Dick, as members of Wycliffe and the Summer Institute of Linguistics, translated the New Testament and the JESUS Film into a Mexican language.  Following their translation project, they retooled and earned graduate degrees in missions and counseling and led the Counseling Department of Wycliffe and SIL for 12 years.  They presently serve as International Personnel Consultants & Trainers for Wycliffe Bible Translators & SIL and the mission community at large.  They are Bible translators, counselors, trainers, administrators, consultants--and people who love and care for the cross-cultural ministry workers.  Laura Mae has done extensive research, speaking and writing about effective missionary care.