The Marlowes: Sam and Linda, Annie, Emma, Ian
Sam and Linda Marlowe serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in a support role with YAJASI in Southeast Asia. Scenic Park Bible Church started praying for the Marlowes in 2006, and in 2009, the church began to support them financially.
Sam felt the Lord leading him into missions after hearing a missionary from South America talk about how radios are so important on the mission field. Later, while attending Moody Bible Institute, he learned about Avionics (aircraft electronics and radios). He switched his major and moved to Tennessee to attend Moody Aviation and graduated in 2000. Then, he worked at Moody Aviation until 2003 gaining experience and paying off school bills.
Linda felt the Lord leading her into missions as a school teacher after hearing a missionary talking about teaching missionaries children overseas. She attended Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa and graduated in 2003. Sam and Linda were married in December of 2002.
Sam and Linda prayed about what mission board the Lord would have them join. After numerous visits to the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, North Carolina, they felt the Lord leading them into a support role for Bible translation. They applied and were accepted by Wycliffe in 2005. After completing orientation in 2006, they were seconded to YAJASI to work in Indonesia. Finishing their support raising, they moved to Bandung, Indonesia in April of 2007 to start language school.
They finished language school in 2008 and moved to Sentani, Papua, Indonesia. Sam stays busy in the hangar working on the seven different aircraft as well as maintaining the office computers and phone system. Also, he has been able to take trips to various villages helping with computer and electrical projects. Linda is busy keeping the home, keeping up with two very active girls, and serving on the board of the local international school.
They have two daughters, Ann Marie (2005), and Emma Grace (2008), and a son, Ian (2010).
Sam and Linda Marlowe
P.O. Box 300
Sentani, 99352 PAPUA