About David Ford
Ethiopia has about 80 living languages, many of which still do not have a basic linguistic description for them, let alone access to scripture in that language.
SIL Ethiopia exists to ensure that all peoples of Ethiopia have access to God's Word in a language that serves them well, that they benefit from the development and use of their languages, and that the knowledge and skills related to these ends are furthered. David's role as a Linguistics Specialist serves all three of these ends. A language community cannot have access to God's Word if their language does not have its own writing system. David's work is a vital first step before translation can begin.
David serves in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International.