Missions Insider Report
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Volume 17, Issue 49

Ashaninka children eating a meal.

Bringing Grace and Health to Tribal People of Peru

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.
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For Such a Time as Christmas This month's Prayerline prayer calendar is filled with opportunities to help native missionaries around the world hold Christmas parties and proclaim the Good News to the lost. Sure, God can rescue souls from darkness in some other way—but why forfeit this small window of opportunity to act? And in so doing, send the message to native missionaries: who knows whether you came to the Kingdom for such a time as this?
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Photo of the Week

Ashaninka children.

Hunger Games  

Children from an Ashaninka village in the Peruvian foothills of the Andes jostle for food prepared by Segadores (Harvesters), an indigenous Christian ministry. In one village, every Sunday 80 Ashaninka children show up for Bible study. The ministry then provides breakfast for them in spite of scant resources, with a team of Ashaninka volunteer teachers helping to keep the program self-sustaining. At another village, two of the ministry director's disciples join her to teach the Bible at a primary school two times a week. "We travel in the back of a cargo truck," she said. "There's no transportation for going back, so often we have to walk three hours." Segadores missionaries live by faith, trusting God to meet their needs. An indigenous missionary can be supported for $50 a month.

 


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