David & Ming Fang Strickland
David and Ming Fang Strickland received the call to work on Bible translation and Scripture Use for the Anmatyerr people of Central Australia. They believe that every people group should have a Bible which speaks to their hearts, that is, one written in their mother tongue.
Since 2011, they have been based in Alice Springs at the Bible Place, where there is an office and bookshop. David makes occasional trips north to Ti Tree and other communities to facilitate translation and language work. By God’s grace, an Anmatyerr Mini-Bible has been published and has been launched in 2021. This contains about half the New Testament. Ming Fang has trained as a recordist and works on producing audio recordings of Scripture in various languages of Central Australia. She also promotes and organises EthnoArts workshops, to assist Anmatyerr people to express their faith using art. Their son Enoch has graduated from high school, left home and is now studying at ANU in Canberra.