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Doug & Jo Haag serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Hello, we are Doug & Jo Haag.

We have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for nearly 28 years. We can't imagine what life would be like without God's Word in our heart language. In the Bible we have God's love and His life, His will and His power—we have Himself! 

We are committed to the vision to see people from every language understand and experience the God of the Bible.  

Why Bible Translation?

When God wanted us to understand Him, He took on flesh (John 1:1) and learned our language. When God wanted the world to understand the Gospel, He broadcast it in their languages (Acts 2:1-11). When we speak the heart language, the nations pay special attention (Acts 22:2). Where there is no Scripture translation in the heart language, there is no reached people, no sustained movement, and no enduring church, yet, over 1,200* language communities do not have Scripture in a language they can read or understand. Project42  *source: ProgressBible, Oct 1, 2023

why Doug and Jo? 

When you compare where you came from with where you are today, does it make you shake your head in wonder? This has been our experience as we've followed the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives and ministry. From Montana and Tennessee to Papua New Guinea, to Orlando, Guatemala and Togo, we could not have dreamt up the journey or the lessons learned along the way. Because of this, we feel uniquely called and qualified for our roles... for such a time as this!

What Our Partners and Colleagues Are Saying

Doug's dual role focusing on prayer and data will address two major gaps on our team. Data is essential to develop innovative strategic plans with global partners as we strive to accomplish Vision 2025. Additionally, Doug brings a unique perspective as we work to create a more dynamic prayer experience for our donors and prayer partners. Wycliffe's Global Partnerships team is serving a total population of over one billion people through active translation projects! Doug’s contribution will help accelerate the effort on a global scale. Your partnership is key to making this happen! 

—Andrew Flemming, Vice President for Global Partnerships. Wycliffe USA

Doug and Jo are true gems in the Kingdom. These two are fiercely committed to the Great Commission. The time they invest promoting prayer, Bible translation and building disciples clearly demonstrates this. I have traveled around the world with them and they are quick to find a way to use the strategic gifts God has given them. It is a thing of beauty to see them in action. Both our Missions Department and our Christian Education Department are better because of them. The Haags are unstoppable and yet still remarkably humble. I consider it an honor to both pastor them and call them friends.

Pastor Marcos Gonzalez, Practical Ministries Director & Missions Pastor. Faith Assembly, Orlando FL

It is a privilege to have Jo on our Training leadership team. Jo brings more than twenty-five years of experience training and developing missionaries all over the world. Her expertise is invaluable as we revamp our orientation and onboarding process at Wycliffe USA. Jo is helping shape the next generation of Bible translators by working with our team to align our training programs with current strategies to reach the Bibleless. As things continue to change worldwide, it is imperative that we train and send out men and women who are ready to follow God’s call to see lives transformed through Bible translation.  

—José de Dios, Executive Vice President for People and Culture. Wycliffe USA

Partner With Our Wycliffe Ministry To See People From Every Language Understand And Experience The God Of The Bible!

“After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9 NLT

Artwork by Michael Harrar