By Mark Ellis
For his medical work in Bangladesh over 33 years, the New York Times compared him to Dr. David Livingstone, the great 19th century medical missionary and African explorer. Now Dr. Viggo Olsen, 85, and his wife Joan, are spending an active retirement translating the Scripture into a more accessible form of English for Muslims.
“Muslim people have a fascination with the New Testament of Jesus,” Dr. Olsen says. He spent 33 years as a medical missionary with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, which is chronicled in the #1 national inspirational bestseller “Daktar: Diplomat in Bangladesh” (Moody Press).