K. Carla Bowman with James Bowman

Before leaving for the mission field, Carla was a bilingual educator in Tucson, Arizona. Jim worked in television, film, and newspapers. In the 1980s, they began work among indigenous people with a unique assignment in the field of minority language scripture use/promotion. They pioneered the development and field-testing of oral communication methodology, launching an international training curriculum in the late 1990s. They are founders of Scriptures in Use (1987), an organization focused on global training for people groups of oral tradition.