December 8, 2016 - Angry ghosts and harmful spirits can be terrifying to the ethnic Ashaninka of the Peruvian Andes, but indigenous missionaries are bringing them the light of the gospel. Read more.
People in Venezuela, a country in economic crisis hit hard by falling oil prices, are arriving at points along the border with Colombia to keep from starving to death. Some of the desperate Venezuelans have managed to get through after Colombia temporarily re-opened some crossings since closing the border in 2015, while others arrived before last year’s closure. An indigenous ministry that Christian Aid Mission assists on the Colombian side of the border is providing food and sharing the news of eternal life in Christ with these desperate families. Read more.
April 18, 2016 - At least 654 people have died and more than 2,658 have been injured as houses and buildings collapsed from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador on Saturday evening (April 16). Read more.
March 24, 2016 - Urging further reforms in Cuba, U.S. President Barack Obama said in Havana this week that lasting change must come from Cubans themselves. To that end, indigenous missionaries have been doing their part. Read more.
February 18, 2016 - Reaching an ethnic group steeped in pagan rituals can be tricky. An indigenous ministry in Peru has found Spirit-powered hard work and the inherent power of the gospel is paramount. Read more.
Dr. Bob Finley, founder of Christian Aid Mission, visited South America in 1977 and then met leaders of thriving evangelical churches. Though many of them were well able to reach their own communities, they appreciated help in caring for homeless children, educating the poor, and reaching unreached tribes.
It was among these people that Osvaldo Simari began ministry work as a child. At the age of 10 he helped his father in a small church in Argentina. When he was 16, he became a Sunday school teacher.
In the late 1980s, mission conferences were being held in Brazil and almost all of the ... Unfortunately, however, this statement was not referring to Brazilian ... Read more.
Colombia is a country displaying a variety of beautiful landscapes, but the jungle areas are difficult to reach by car. Horses, motorcycles, and boats are the most efficient ways of traveling through these diverse mission fields. Read more.
Faith. Many times it was all that Carlo Perez* took with him on his walks through the jungles of Colombia. Read more.
Between 1966 and 1987, Angel Aguirre was in and out of jail for stealing and trafficking drugs. During his last incarceration, a group of visitors arrived at García Moreno. A man smiled as he handed Angel a little book, the New Testament. Angel almost laughed at the thought of reading a Bible, but boredom practically forced him to focus his eyes on the tiny words. Read more.
According to their motto, the New Life in Jesus (NLIJ) ministry’s objective is to "plant churches and transform people for Jesus in Paraguay." Founder and director Osvaldo Simari has passionately poured his life into fulfilling that mission for more than 50 years. Read more.
July 2007 marked a monumental historical event in Peru. Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas” was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Hundreds cheered and celebrated when the announcement was made worldwide from Lisbon, Portugal. Meanwhile, in remote regions of Peru and without any fanfare, indigenous missionaries are also witnessing wondrous events as they carry the gospel to unreached souls from the Andes Mountains to the jungles of the Amazon. Read more.
In 1921 Ismael Gimenez Cremasco was born, and while still an infant, he was stricken with polio.
The doctors predicted he would die, but he survived, even though his legs were hopelessly twisted and paralyzed. Fourteen years of this handicap left Ismael a hardened and embittered young man. Read more.