News from The Americas

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.

The Challenge of Spiritual Blindness in Peru

March 8, 2018 - An alcoholic in northern Peru had heard about Jesus many times, and it didn’t seem to matter. His wife and kids were afraid to go near him, and it didn’t seem to matter. Read more.

Shining Light on a Dark World, One at a Time

January 18, 2018 - Everyone in his world knew of his humiliation, but that wasn't why an alcoholic in Bolivia was thinking about jumping off a cliff. Read more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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