Aretta Loving and her husband, Ed, members of Wycliffe Bible Translators, work with the Awa people of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. They, and a group of Awa men and women, are working on the revision of the Awa New Testament, first published in 1974. The Lovings are training three Awa men as literacy supervisors. These men in turn have trained teachers who are now teaching others to read the Awa New Testament.
The Lovings have two grown daughters who were born in PNG. One daughter lives in North Carolina, with her husband and three boys. The other daughter lives with her husband and two daughters in the Philippines.