Wroughton, Jim

Serving in Global | Acct # 18125


Jim was born in Peru where his parents served with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Growing up in Peru gave Jim a familiarity with the Spanish language and culture. He graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in biblical studies and anthropology. Later Jim received an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America. In 2007 Jim completed his Ph.D. in intercultural studies through Fuller Theological Seminary. Jim met Ellen in Dallas, where they each received an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. They were married in 1983.

In the fall of 2002, the New Testament was presented to the North Conchucos Quechua of the Peruvian Andes, and work on the Old Testament is now almost complete. Just as Jim and Ellen were beginning their sixth term in Bible translation and translation consulting (September 2007), Ellen was diagnosed with glioblastoma which required the Wroughtons to live in the Dallas area. Ellen went to be with the Lord on May 1st, 2012. Though still grieving his loss of Ellen, Jim returned to work in the ministry of Bible translation in Peru in July of 2012. Your prayers mean so much to Jim.



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