Maureen Lee (Smith) (1961)

Maureen Lee (Smith) (1961)

Maureen joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1963, initially as a translator in training. She served at the Wycliffe pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1963, then went on to England to help as a secretary in Wycliffe’s headquarters followed by secretarial work at their linguistic training camp. She was then led to Papua New Guinea where she met her husband, who was from Australia. She served as secretary in various capacities and also taught French for a while at the high school and tutored in German. She spent 23 years in Papua New Guinea during which time she held Bible studies for women that she says she was able to do because of her training.