Christian Aid provides new boat and motor for gospel workers in Ecuador.
June 1, 2011
Ministry students in the new fiberglass canoe
Christian workers who minister along a river in Ecuador have been praying for a boat. Recently they received God’s supply. Christian Aid sent funds to Anchayacu Mission of Ecuador and the ministry was able to purchase a boat and motor.
Leader Felix Valencia, wrote, “We do not have enough words to express our deep gratitude to Christian Aid who made it possible for our ministry to have a new 40 HP motor and a new fiberglass canoe. We named the canoe, The Sower (El Sembrador).”
For 16 years their ministry has been providing education to the neediest children in the Anchayacu area in Ecuador. Every year their ministry has an average of 180 students, and their purpose is to teach them Christian values and provide a high standard education. The new canoe goes every day to pick up the students to attend the ministry school, and this is the only transportation available for the children of remote riverside villages.
New 40 HP motor for the canoe
Valencia concluded, “Your support is making a difference in the lives of the children and youth of this area of the world. Thanks to your support we are able to rescue many children and families from the spiritual darkness and ignorance.”
In addition, the new canoe is used to reach other riverside communities with the gospel and bring believers to their worship services. A few months ago they held an evangelistic crusade in their meeting hall and eight people accepted Christ as personal Savior. Also, during this time they have been teaching the basics of the Christian life to new believers, and as a result six people decided to be baptized. One man who was baptized is a Colombian who used to be a guerrilla with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC), a designated foreign terrorist organization operating mostly in the canopied jungles of the upper Andes.