The life and thoughts of the Buchanan's

What We Do (and have done!)

We are currently serving the JAARS center in Waxhaw North Carolina. JAARS provides quality technical support services and resources to speed Bible translation for all people. Michael is a member of the Platform Services team and administers several on-line learning sites, an organization-wide intranet, and a project management system.

Michael is also the accountant for the Central Africa group and Congo group. He enjoys being able to keep in touch with the colleagues he worked with while in Central Africa. Wendy gives tours at the Alphabet Museum and helps out in our missionary donation center.

Our first assignment in Wycliffe from 1995-1997 was doing language survey in Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo. After our assignment in Congo, we came to the JAARS center where Michael was developing self-paced training courses for teaching translators how to use the various language related software which is created by Wycliffe. The courses were simulations of the actual software and were sent out on CD-ROM so that people could do the training anywhere. After our return from Congo, Wendy was one of the instructors for the spiritual discipleship classes which new members receiving training at JAARS took.