Alan & Carol Bickell
Alan and Carol Bickell believe wholeheartedly that every living person has the right to be able to hear or read the Word of God in the language that speaks most intimately to their heart – their own! They spent eight years in missionary service in Papua New Guinea in various supporting roles before moving to the USA for family reasons in 2003. It was always their intention to return to service once their two daughters were settled. Erin now resides on the Gold Coast in Queensland and works as a Physician’s Assistant to an orthopedic surgeon and Esther, who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina works as a lead internal auditor for the Wells Fargo Bank.
In 2015, Alan and Carol joined the shortwave radio broadcasting ministry of Reach Beyond Australia (formerly HCJB) at the farm and transmission site in the remote top northeast corner of Western Australia and worked there for three years.
Responding to an advertised need, they have now joined Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia in order to serve as part of the management team of Tree Tops Lodge in Cairns, far north Queensland. Tree Tops Lodge provides a peaceful, safe, reflective environment, primarily for the use of the missionary community. By working there, Alan and Carol will continue to support and enable the proclamation of God’s Word, the Bible, in as many languages as possible, so that all may have the opportunity to read or hear.