steve & kim Blewett
wycliffe bible translators, usA
Steve & Kim Blewett are linguists with Wycliffe Bible Translators. They have worked in Papua New Guinea since 1982. They were married at Neelsville in June 1980, and Neelsville has had a key role in sending and supporting them through their 37 years in Papua New Guinea. In 1987, the Blewetts went to Bougainville Island to live with the Rapoisi people. They developed the Rapoisi alphabet, helped start Rapoisi literacy classes, and helped two Rapoisi men begin translating the Bible into their Rapoisi language. They have also assisted Bougainvilleans from twelve other languages to translate the Bible into their own languages. Scripture books have been printed and audio-recorded in most of these languages, and translation continues. Their ministry focus for 2020 is to publish a book of the currently completed Rapoisi Scripture, including Luke, Acts and several Epistles. Along with the printed book, an audio Rapoisi Scripture App will be recorded and published.