William Cameron Townsend became known as Uncle Cam. He spent 60 years in Latin America working in many countries. His contribution to the academic community and his encouragement to members of small ethnic groups to understand their personal worth cannot be measured.
He had a dream that he wanted the whole world to be able to read the Bible in their native language.
This he set out to do by founding the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL).
He was a very humble man. A local man, from an Aztec village said Uncle Cam would leave his dinner not only for the president but also to talk with him.
His gravestone reads,** Dear Ones: By love serve on another. Finish the task. translate the Scripture into every language. Uncle Cam. The SIL continues to fulfill his dream.
I have used several web sites for my information including Wikipedia, wycliffe org. and tshaonline.org plus Ambassadors for Christ,