We are the founders of They Need the Bible. It's our passion to see people of every language with the Bible, and the tools they need to know God, and the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.


Fun Facts:

- We served among the Kerewe people of Tanzania from 2017-2022. 
- Our three girls are homeschooled
- Alexis and Andrew are both computer gamers

- We really like spending our vacation time at the beach
- The girls are slightly addicted to Cold Stone Ice cream

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We are the Olson Family!

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Andrew

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

When I was 13, I lived in Tanzania with my family for a year. While there, I noticed that God had gifted me with a love for language learning. My calling into missions grew stronger as I attended Bible School and Seminary. 


One of my life goals is to learn to say John 3:16 in
20 languages.  

Birthday:      November 28
 

Interests:       
             -  
Fixing Cars
             -  Investing / Stocks
             -  Podcasts

             -  Fishing

                              

Favorite Verse:  Amos 3:8
 

Alexis

I grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Marion, North Carolina.

I first felt God’s calling to missions when I was twelve as I read Amy Charmichael’s biography. When I was 18, I lived in Uganda with my family for a year. While I was there, I met Andrew at our house church. ❤️


One of my life goals is to visit all 50 states.

Birthday:      January 22
 

Interests:       
             - 
Sketching

             -  Cooking                         
             -  Photography
             -  Hiking    

Favorite Verse:  Lamentations 3:22-23
 

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Mariah

I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Missions work is fun for me because I love adventure. I'm a leader, and I like to make a plan, and stick to it!  My favorite food is probably Mac and Cheese.

I enjoy playing with Selah. I love having a little sister.
I like to play Minecraft in my spare time.

Birthday:      August 18
 

Interests:       
             - 
Reading Books

             -  Coloring                         
             -  Petting Animals
             -  Swimming   

Favorite Verse:  TBD
 

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Selah

I really like to play with my animals. I have some chickens, a couple turtles, a dog and a cat. Taking care of them makes me happy.  

If you have a camera, I'd love to take photos with you. Teach me all that you know about photography!
I like to dance and play dress up with Mariah.

I love eating African foods, like porridge, Fries & Egg, and Rice with Beans!

Birthday:      March 18
 

Interests:       
             -  Puppies

             -  Dancing  
             -  Meeting new people
             -  Adventures

Favorite Verse:  TBD
 

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Eliana

I'm the newest addition to the family.
My name means "God hears".  

I like listening to my sisters.
I love seeing their funny faces.

Birthday:      March 16
 

Interests:       
             -  Faces

             -  Getting held by people
             -  Food