"Evangelize the Wichi Tribe in Bolivia," pleads a
April 13, 2012
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. —Acts 16:9
ARGENTINA—Francisco Mendez, a native missionary with Associated Ministries of Argentina, reported that “There are 40 Wichi communities in Bolivia that need to be evangelized.” He learned about this when a village chief received Christ and told Francisco that there were many Wichi and Guaraní people in Bolivia that have never heard the gospel. Francisco was reminded of the man of Macedonia who called out in Acts 16:9, Come over into Macedonia and help us. Taking the challenge, Mendez decided to go and added, “So just like Paul, after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia (Bolivia), assuredly knowing that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them (the Bolivian Wichi-Guaraníes people).” When Francisco and the evangelistic team preached in several Wichi Bolivian communities, hundreds of people received Christ as Lord and Savior.
Four new congregations were started in Bolivia, and one more time the story of the man of Macedonia was repeated because another Wichi there told Francisco: “There are many Wichi-Guaraníes in Paraguay that have not been reached with the gospel…” With help from Christian Aid, AMA is sending Francisco into Paraguay.
Christian Aid also sends funds for the ministry’s feeding program for Wichi children. They provide food for 110 very poor children between the ages of three and six years. The ministry uses this opportunity to share the gospel with children and their parents. More help is needed.