• May 18, 2017

    Project Launch

    The Refugee Language Project was launched by Redeemer Christian Church under the oversight of its board of elders.

  • Jan 1, 2016

    Amarillo Refugee Discovery

    Ryan & Crystal Pennington settled in Amarillo, Texas, where they began to learn about how their skills, experiences, and passions could have a significant impact on problems endemic in local refugee communities.

  • May 30, 2016

    Linguistics Ph.D.

    Ryan received his doctoral degree in linguistics from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. This project consisted of an original analysis and description of the Ma Manda language, including the development and implementation of an initial tentative orthography.

  • Aug 25, 2008

    Overseas Experience

    Ryan & Crystal Pennington moved to the country of Papua New Guinea to work with Wycliffe Bible Translators, beginning a translation project among the Ma Manda people in the Finisterre Mountains.

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