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Margaret grew up with a passion for learning other cultures and languages. Combine that with her response to God’s love for her through the power of reading his word high school, and growth through college, she ended up working 29 years as an overseas Bible translator & global trainer. She trained national translators in New Caledonia for 4 years, where her beloved firstborn Jonathan was born, and also worked for 4 years in Cameroon, Africa, for the speakers of the Mkaa’ language.
Margaret loves teaching – ‘equipping people’ - which took her from being a high school art and French teacher, to homeschooling her son and daughter in the jungle of Cameroon, to 10 years of coordinating a global train-the-trainer program that is now translated into about 15 languages.
After working in New Caledonia and before Cameroon, she attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where her precious daughter was born, and she earned their Bible Translation Award upon graduation.
In later years she worked seven years at 7-Eleven headquarters, in charge of their operations training, driven to make the training respectful to the store operators and how they prefer to learn.
More recently, Margaret has turned her attention to self-employment as an Airbnb superhost so she can have more time to volunteer. She loves meeting the myriad guests that come her way from around the world, and has incorporated some of them into her extended family!
She has volunteered by helping her pastor develop a “transformation” adult growth class, helping a non-profit develop a program for traumatized refugee children in Germany and elsewhere, teaching Christian business people in China how to train others to multiply their ministries, welcoming local international university students into family activities, and welcoming and teaching English to local refugees.