Christian Aid Supports Indigenous Missions that are
"Winning Souls and Planting Churches Among Unreached Tribes and Nations in Latin America"
August 24, 2011
Christian Aid began sending financial help to indigenous missionary ministries in Latin America in 1953, and has continued to do so for 58 years. Priority is given to those that are sending native missionaries to carry the gospel into jungles and mountains where isolated tribes have never had contact with the outside world.
These unreached tribes live mainly in the rain forests out of which flow the headwaters of the Amazon River, and also in the Andes Mountains of South America. In 1953 there were many unreached tribes in Mexico and the Central American countries, and Christian Aid continues to help ministries that have been plating a Christian witness among them.
For many years Christian Aid has supported a ministry called Segadores, based in Peru, which sends native missionaries into the jungles to bear witness for Christ among unreached tribes in that country. Thus far they have won disciples among four of those nations, and are now seeking to penetrate the remaining 11 tribes which have no believers among them as yet.
In addition to helping the ministries that do pioneer work among unreached people groups, Christian Aid also helps ministries in Haiti because of the extreme poverty there, and also in Cuba where our fellow believers have been persecuted by Fidel Castro’s Communist regime for many years.