Dr Brian Simmons has previously been involved in the translation project of the Kuna New Testament and has studied linguistics and Bible translation principles through New Tribes Mission. He and his family spent nearly eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Afterward, he assisted in planting a thriving church in West Haven, CT Gateway Christian Fellowship. Dr Simmons now travels full time as a conference speaker and Bible teacher. Brian has been married for over forty-two years and boasts regularly of his three children and six grandchildren. GRETCHEN RODRIGUEZ is a writer and author of award-winning fiction. Her heart burns with one main message: intimacy with Jesus and discovering the reality of his presence. She is also a dancer and ballet teacher. She and her husband invested nine years as missionaries in Puerto Rico, and now make Redding, California, their home.