Jim and his wife Jamie have served in full-time missions since 1986; first in Guatemala, then Oaxaca, Mexico, and currently at the home office in Holland, Michigan. Jim and Jamie originally used their linguistics training with Wycliffe Bible Translators hoping to train literacy workers so that completed Scripture translations would be put to use. Discerning that literacy is not of value among oral learners, the Lokers pursued other options for communicating God’s Word to unreached people groups. It was in those early years that Jim and Jamie discovered the effectiveness of using non-print media, such as recording Scriptures on tape and scriptural videos dubbed into the languages of non-literate people. Today, Jim continues to coordinate the recording and distribution of audio Bibles in Mexico. The Lokers now have seven children and seven grandkids.
To learn more about Jim and Jamie and the ministry work they’ve done, visit their blog at lokerministry.blogspot.com