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I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

We give thanks to our loving, compassionate, Sovereign God for your ministries. Thank you!

— Rick and Debra R., WI

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, for such wonderful weekly articles. I look forward to each one, as it helps me to view beyond my own thoughts/circumstances enabling transformed and focused prayers outwardly to what God is doing around the world. It helps me to think outside of my little, local box, to see as God sees that there is more at stake than my problems. These articles and this ministry are a simple grace that is calling us to pray together as one body in Jesus Christ. Again thank you!

— Mark M., FL

God’s Joy and Blessings as we remember what Jesus did for us, new Life in Him.

— Jim and Lorraine H., WI

Thank you for all you do in helping us share in the needs of our brothers and sisters in God’s Kingdom! You are precious! Never forget the value of being the facilitating Hand of Jesus!

— Dale and Nancy D., NY

Thank you for all of your hard work in all of the hardest situations around the world, and thank you for making us aware so we can pray and help support your efforts. May God bless your efforts abundantly!

— David S., OR

Thank you for sending us the newsletters from the various ministries Christian Aid supports with its thrilling testimonies and their needs for us to pray for them.

— Keith and Carla H., CA

God bless you for being a great agent in the Hand of God to build His Kingdom!

— Doug R., GA

God bless your efforts on His behalf!

— Larry W., SD

May God richly bless your wonderful efforts on His behalf. Keep up the great work!

— Gary and Cheryl M., FL

Your work is superlative!

— Jacqueline B., IL

God bless you as you continue helping these hurting people! We serve a GREAT GOD.

Ryan and Cynthia S., WI

Indigenous Missions at Work in South America

March 14, 2012

Group of people sitting in a Latin American country

South American missionaries and believers pour their hearts out from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon jungles and from the Amazon tributaries of to the shanty towns across the continent. Poverty does not stop these grateful Christians from reaching out to those around them. In some countries the gospel has made great progress, while in other places there are hindrances such as socialism, superstition, and local deities bearing the names of Roman Catholic saints. Still, the gospel, seasoned by persecution, has forged a strong, indigenous evangelical movement that is spreading, especially among tribal groups.

Native missionary holding an evangelistic meeting with rural villagers on a hillside

Native missionaries conduct many outdoor evangelistic meetings. Sometimes they draw crowds from rural villages by preaching on the hillsides.

Native missionary preaching to a group in the Andes Mountains

High in the Andes Mountains believers gather on a mountainside where they are taught the Word of God. Traveling native missionaries come from the valleys below and are able to reach these people by motorcycles provided by Christian Aid. There are a few roads, but most of them are full of potholes and ruts that make traveling by car nearly impossible. Gifts of $1200 sent to Christian Aid enable indigenous ministries to purchase motorcycles and send more workers into the mountains.

Native Latin American missionary addressing believers in church pews

Gifts sent to Christian Aid provide support for South American missionaries who go to unreached villages where they plant new churches. Then after churches have been planted other workers go to teach and disciple new believers, young and old.

Native Latin American missionary preaching to believers in chairs

Many times Christian leaders from surrounding towns gather for a time of planning, training and to encourage one another to reach out to those who have not yet heard the gospel. They must meet outside because most have no funds to construct headquarters buildings.

Native believers holding up literature

With the help of Christian Aid the gospel is growing. The hard work and energy of native missionaries have enabled them to bring the Word of God to tribes and villages where the truth of the gospel has not been heard. Most are poor and do not have the resources to carry on their work without some assistance.

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