Pat and Tena served in Mali, West Africa from 1990 to 2007, serving in discipleship, leadership training, and helping people engage with God’s Word in their languages.

From 2007 to 2016 Pat served in Recruitment, helping people find their place of service in the Bible translation effort all over the world!

His experience in Africa makes Pat uniquely qualified to serve in his new assignment as a Field Coordinator with the Seed Company on the Sahel team. Coordinating the work from Dallas, Pat will make trips each year to Africa to serve with national Bible translators in the effort to help count down to ZERO people groups without Scripture.

The Walkinshaws need a full financial partnership team before Pat can begin this assignment. Please consider how you might join their Wycliffe ministry to alleviate Bible poverty in West Africa, through prayer and financial partnership.


Thank God with us for these past 30 years, 
and for my 3 trips to West Africa in April, June, and July.

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Celebrating 30 years in Missionary Service… 1988 to 2018!

It hardly seems possible that it was 30 years ago this summer that we were commissioned and appointed to serve as missionaries. Those two pictured on the top left were barely 25 years old and had only been married 2 years! I don’t think we could have been more “green” and naïve, but God miraculously provided for our financial needs. Within 6 months we had enough support to move to Quebec for 1 year of French language school before moving on to serve in West Africa for 17 years (1990-2007).
                 1995                                          2000


Since 2007, even though we haven’t been living in Africa, we’ve been able to continue serving as missionaries, basing in Dallas. During these past 11 years it’s been a privilege to help many others find their place in service to Bibleless peoples around the world, and now to work with Seed Company, and reconnect with my heart for West Africa.


August 2018 (Burkina Faso – Wilson Ouattara fam)

It’s been a wild and bumpy ride to be sure. For you, our partners, wherever you joined us along the way, you know this to be true. But God has blessed, and has shown Himself faithful and powerful, time and time again - All glory surely goes to Him, whose strength is made perfect in weakness!
Hebrews 11 is a favorite chapter for me, always inspiring me to not give up, knowing the crowd of witnesses that are examples for me (past and present). No matter what kind of hardship they faced, they didn’t turn back (v.15-16), they pleased God, and “the world was not worthy of them” (v.38). Difficulties are not signs telling us that it’s time to quit and do something else.

Thank you so much traveling this pilgrimage with us, all of us as foreigners and nomads!


We’re so thankful for all your prayers and financial partnership!

Thanks for praying… 
…answers to prayer!


It was so amazing to get to visit all the Manding (4) and Gur (3) language teams in their villages for 3 weeks in Côte d’Ivoire in April. God gave health, safety, and many divine appointments – especially with 3 special partners as we traveled for 3 weeks together (see picture below).

My 2 trips to Burkina Faso in June and July were fantastic!
(I love Ouagadougou!)
We started 2 new “First Scripture” projects, and I connected with many Interns and Consultants, getting to spend time with several with their families in their homes!

God is awesome!

Tena, Danae and Rodney, Nadia, and Sean are all doing so great.
I am proud of each of them!

Pat & Tena Walkinshaw
335 Partridge Run Dr
Duncanville, TX 75137


Pat (214) 336-2578
Tena (214) 336-2575
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