CCU Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Missionary and Linguist Maxine MorarieApril 23, 2021
CCU Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Missionary and Linguist Maxine Morarie
Colorado Christian College has bestowed an honorary doctorate on celebrated linguist and missionary Maxine Morarie. Morarie embodies the evangelical spirit on which the College was based.
“Maxine Morarie has lived a life devoted to spreading the message of Christ’s love,” mentioned CCU President Donald W. Sweeting, Ph.D. “Morarie’s ardour and dedication to translating the Phrase of the Lord into the native tongue of the Ayoré has served as an inspiration to generations of linguists and missionaries. It’s in gentle of this inspiring work that CCU has chosen to honor Morarie with a doctorate of letters.”
In 1951 on the age of 18, Maxine Morarie and her husband, Howard, then 23, launched into a mission to unfold the gospel message of Christ’s like to the nomadic, warlike Ayoré folks. The newlyweds would spend the following 32 years within the jungles of japanese Bolivia and the Gran Chaco space of Paraguay working to carry sustainable economics, drugs, church planting, and linguistic preservation to the Ayoré folks.
Morarie is an skilled translator and translation guide. Her linguistic work contains the creation of a sequence of studying primers, cross-linguistic dictionaries, an outline of the Ayoré grammar, and the primary translation of the New Testomony and parts of the Previous Testomony into Ayoré. Moreover, Morarie and her husband collected and transcribed Ayoré narratives.
Morarie has taught translation ideas or assisted in different tribal linguistic initiatives in Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico. She continues to work on producing cultural materials and linguistic work that features the mentoring or advising of anthropologists, missionaries, college students, and others who search to be taught extra about Ayoré tradition.
Following retirement, Morarie has remained energetic in jail ministries within the Adams, Boulder, and Denver county jails.