Spiritual Growth :
Adult Sunday School
- Mission trips
- Local service projects
- Food collection for the local food pantry
Members of Providence have been involved in a ministry to the village of Lotore, Haiti since 2009. As part of a team that travels to Lotore 3-4 times per year, church members provide health care, education, agricultural support and other services to share Christ’s love with Haitian brothers and sisters. The ministry to Lotore is part of the LaGonave Haiti Partnership.
Providence Presbyterian Church has supported the Dettweiler family since 1998.
Steve & Sonia Dettweiler are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and have been working in Nigeria since 1991.
Sonia, who is Alan & Alma Gordon’s daughter, was born in Brazil, and received a Bachelors degree in French at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, and a Masters of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. Before meeting and marrying Steve, she spent one term with Wycliffe Bible Translators working with the Suruí Indian Tribe in Northwestern Brazil.
Steve was born in Kitchener, Ontario, received a Bachelors in Math at the University of Waterloo, and in Education at the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Theological Studies at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, and a Masters in Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The Dettweilers are now living in Jos, Nigeria. The focus of their work is to see Nigerians equipped for and engaged in Bible translation and development of the over 500 languages of Nigeria. Steve teaches in the Bible translation degree program of the Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN). Sonia works part time in the mission finance office, serving more than 35 Wycliffe missionaries as well as Nigerians involved in Bible translation.
Their two sons, Joel (born 1993), and Micah (1995), are graduates of the Hillcrest International School in Jos who now attend college in the U.S. Both boys are talented musicians: Joel plays bass guitar, and Micah plays trumpet.
The Dettweilers send out a monthly email update and would be happy to add friends to their distribution list upon request.
Dettweiler Contact Information:
Headquarters Addresses (for financial contributions)
Wycliffe Canada – 4316 10th Street NE, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2E 6K3
Wycliffe USA – PO Box 628200, Orlando FL, 32862-8200, USA