Indigenous Missions in the Americas

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

Mission News and Stories from the Americas

Christian Aid serves as a bridge between indigenous missions groups and Western believers. We strive to inform you about the desperate situations of millions of believers all around the globe as well as sharing with you evidence of the Love and Power of God among the nations. Christian Aid’s News articles offer you a glimpse into the lives of indigenous believers, their struggles and their triumphs. We hope that by informing you of the needs of your brethren, God will lead you to pray and support indigenous missions groups.

Facing Down Dangers in the Jungles of Peru

December 14, 2017 - When one of the most poisonous snakes in the Amazon bit the guide an indigenous missionary had hired for a research trip in Peru, team members pleaded for the Christian to administer anti-venom serum. He had none. Read more.

Defeating Disease and Darkness in Mexico

December 7, 2017 - A dying 54-year-old in a mountain village in western Mexico did everything the witchdoctors told him, but all medical doctors could tell him was to prepare to die. Read more.

In Argentina, Homeless Addict Thankful for Gospel Power

November 23, 2017 - Giovanni refrained from telling those living on the street with him that he was from a well-off family. But the kinship he felt with an indigenous missionary led him to reveal that and more. Read more.

Hope for Cubans Hit by Hurricane, Hunger

November 9, 2017 - Hurricane winds collapsing already crumbling homes compounded the crises that many Cubans live with daily. A regime allergic to outside aid did not help. Read more.

Help Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

With Puerto Rico's electrical grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20, a trusted network of pastors on the main island will distribute as many gas-powered generators as Christian Aid Mission donors can supply to desperate residents. The U.S. territory's 3.4 million people are lacking the electricity required for critical needs such as water and refrigeration for food. "The greatest need now in Puerto Rico, and it seems it will be like that for a while, is for gas-powered generators," a Latin American representative of Christian Aid Mission said. Read more.

Help Victims of Earthquakes in Mexico

Indigenous ministries are rushing to aid victims of earthquakes that shook central Mexico on Sept. 19 and Oaxaca state on Sept. 7. A Christian Aid Mission representative was present in Oaxaca during the 8.1-magnitude quake that killed at least 90 people, as well as the 7.1-magnitude temblor centered in Puebla state that toppled buildings there, in Mexico City and in Morelos state, leaving more than 200 people dead. “The first one was so violent that my son thought it was the end of the world,” he said. “The second one was also very powerful. Thousands are rushing to provide help, and the church is part of that, with the added benefit of sharing the peace with God.” Read more.

Help Victims of Hurricane Irma in Cuba

While international aid agencies may help victims of Hurricane Irma in Cuba for a week or so, an indigenous ministry will continue to provide clean water, food and construction materials for weeks of recovery from the damage that the Category 5 hurricane caused. Taking the brunt of the hurricane and thus reducing its strength to levels 4 and 3 by the time it hit Florida, Cuba suffered catastrophic damage on its northern coast. Read more.

Staying Alive after Roaring Floods in Peru

June 15, 2017 - Rushing waters destroyed homes, roads and lives in Peru this spring, but indigenous missionaries are on hand to help survivors. Read more.

Reaching Mexico's Unreached, Unyielding Indigenes

April 20, 2017 - Animist villagers in southern Mexico reproached Reynaldo for abandoning the worldview of his tribal ancestors - the kind of pressure that has walled out relationship with Jesus for centuries. Read more.

Indigenous Ministry in Peru Prays Away Pains of the Poor

March 9, 2017 - While indigenous missionaries regularly expend much time and energy to reach remote tribal people in Peru, their radio ministry overcomes geographical barriers in an instant – and brings relief to years of pain. Read more.

Partners in Indigenous Missions

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. Read more.

Reaching the Guarani People

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. Read more.

A New Legacy of Traditional Missions

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.

River Evangelism

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.

Unstoppable in Colombia

Faith. Many times it was all that Carlo Perez* took with him on his walks through the jungles of Colombia. Read more.

Serving Time in God's Kingdom

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.

Supplying Seed to the Sower

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.

Wonders in Peru

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.

There is ROOM at the Inn

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.

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