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Nigerian Sunset

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Andrew Pham in concert, May 7, 2017. Benefiting Hugh and Becky in their language development work in Nigeria.

Andrew Pham, plays benefit concert for Hugh and Becky Paterson.

Minutes after birth

We missed the 9/10/11, we missed the due-date, we missed 9/9/15 and 9/10/15. But we nailed 9/11/15. Born at 1:25 AM in Oregon. A baby girl, who weighed 8lbs, 6 oz, (~3.79kg) and was 21 inches (53.34 cm) long. Her name is Katja Ailsa Patersonová. It’s kinda like Katja is a supernova, but all Paterson…. [...]

Friends in Kukum

The members of the Ut-Ma’in translation team have communicated to us that before they continue with translation, they really need and want literacy in the community. That is, it is their perception that if translation continues without people reading, they are not going to get the community support needed to finish and successfully use the [...]

Keys at the new house.

Starting with prayer We got the keys!!!!!!!!!! Dear friends, June 9th we finally got the keys to the new house. We were excited to get things started regarding repairs, cleaning, etc. This put us about 2 weeks behind schedule (and yes, we are still feeling the impacts from this late start). In the midst of [...]


We both presented at the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, hosted at the University of Oregon.

Hugh and Becky in the Oregon snow

As the end of 2013 approaches, we are ever mindful of God’s provision for our every need throughout the last 12 months, but also the last 10 years. Ten years ago Becky started this faith journey on mission with Wycliffe Bible Translators. We are excited for what lies ahead in the years to come!

knee x-ray

Thank you for praying. Hugh got the report back from the doctor that nothing in his knee is torn or ripped. No surgery is needed. There is evidence that some of the tendons are stressed/swollen. We are looking into physical therapy options to strengthen his knee and reduce the swelling and tension. We also recently [...]

Crossing the river

Nigeria Update We have a lot of excited friends who want to know about where we stayed in Nigeria, and what it was like. I (Hugh) learned a lot. This was my first time to Nigeria and first time to Africa. So much of it was new-to-me, even if it was not new-to-Becky. Earlier this [...]