Joan (Timmins) Lovekin B.D. (M.Div.)
Although my husband Allen and I haven't been out of the country since 2008, we're still actively involved with Literacy and Evangelism International. Our main focus now is writing, helping to provide follow-up booklets for new literates. We write in simple English, on both Christian and secular subjects and make them available on our mission website. Then missionaries and literacy workers in other countries can download and translate them, and use them in their literacy classes. Our titles have included "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights," "The Man, the Boy and the Donkey" (Aesop's fable), "What Shall we Eat?" and "Why Go to Church?" all done in basic vocabulary and short, simple sentences. So far these booklets are being used in Benin, Kenya, Congo Kinshasa, Sudan, and Nigeria. On a personal note, we now live in Albuquerque, New Mexico close to our son Luke and his family. We enjoy the clean air and the mountains, as well as the advantages of city life, after having lived in much smaller towns for many years.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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