Wycliffe Associates Banquet

The Waynesville Inn
176 Country Club Drive
Ray Woodcock
Nov 03, 2013
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

All with an interest in the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators or Bible translation worldwide are invited to attend the fall banquet. For further information or reservations, email brent_nelson@wycliffeassociates.org or call toll-free 866-461-0197. Reservations may also be made online. There is no charge for the banquet, but there will be an opportunity for an offering or to consider partnering with Wycliffe Associates in support of Bible translation.

The speakers will be Ryan and Diolia Galoport, members of the Translators Association of the Philippines (TAP), a ministry closely linked with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Diolia Diesto-Galorport came to Christ at the college of Nursing in the Philippines. She fondly recalls completing college with "a missionary heart."

Although finding hospital work fulfilling, Diolia felt called to serve the people groups of the Philippines.

In 1981, Diolia married Ryan Galorport. They were assigned to the Central Subanens in Zamboanga, Philippines. It took over an hour to fly by helicopter into the first village. From there, they hiked five hours — crossing rivers and mountains. Diolia recalls having to plead to the Lord to give her the grace and strength to go on.

The Galorports lived with the Central Subanens for 3-1/2 years, teaching literacy, community health and development.

Forced to leave the area by local revolutionaries, Diolia recalls, "After so much work, this decision brought countless tears. But, years later, God sent another team to serve the Subanen people and to plant a church."

In 1989, Ryan and Diolia answered the challenge to serve the Northern Subanens. This people group is animistic, one of five Subanen ethnic groups, with an estimated population of 85,000.

As of Feb. 18, 2012, God now speaks the heart language of the Northern Subanen people as their New Testament is finished. Work has now begun on the Old Testament for the Subanens.