- Education for Amazonian women and children
Colombia [2010-05-23] —
God’s word is being translated for the Tanimuka, Yacuna and Macuna people in the Amazon forest in Colombia.
Now the Colombians have an open invitation to continue working among these remote jungle communities and a Tanimuka Bible student has a vision for church planting. Travel and communication are very difficult, so women and children, who hardly ever leave the village, have very few opportunities to learn. “Educate a woman and you educate a community.”
- Prayer is the key for Amazonian communities
Colombia [2010-05-22] —
God’s word is being translated for the Tanimuka, Yacuna and Macuna people in the Amazon forest in Colombia. “Prayer is key!” write Clay and Bev Strom, who work with these communities. “We have apparently good and successful strategies, but the Amazon is still very much enemy-controlled territory. Without the supernatural working of the Holy Spirit…”
- Training Amazonians at Bible Institute
Colombia [2010-05-21] —
At least 10 people from the three communities (Yucuna, Macuna, Tanimuka) now want to study in a Bible institute—a week’s journey on foot, by boat, plane, bus and taxi to a very different part of Colombia. Pray that the Colombian missionaries at the Bible institute will be effective teachers and good role models. These faithful servants of God, and the students, need more financial support.
- 10 Amazonians seek Bible Institute studies
Colombia [2010-05-20] —
Amazonian oral communities, Colombia: At least 10 people from the three communities (Yucuna, Macuna, Tanimuka) now want to study in a Bible institute—a week’s journey on foot, by boat, plane, bus and taxi to a very different part of Colombia. This is a big challenge. Pray that they will be diligent in their studies and grow in their walk with the Lord, so that they will be well prepared to reach and teach their own people.
- Oral and written scriptures received in the Amazon
Colombia [2010-05-19] —
Amazonian oral communities, Colombia: Pray that the enthusiasm for God’s word presented in oral form will lead those who can read—nearly everyone under 40—to study the Scriptures already translated and available in print (the Macuna and Yucuna NTs, Yucuna OT portions and some Tanimuka NT books.)
- Oral Bible stories received enthusiastically in Colombia
Colombia [2010-05-18] —
Colombian oral communities, Amazon: Participants from the three language groups (Yucuna, Macuna, Tanimuka) translated, memorised, rehearsed and practised stories in their own language, until they could tell them confidently and effectively. Then they returned home and told them to others, generating great enthusiasm. The people understood the stories so well, they wanted to dramatise them. Pray that the storytellers will strive for perfection, and that God’s word will spread powerfully. (Acts 19:20)
- Training oral communities in the Amazon
Colombia [2010-05-17] —
God’s word is being translated for the Tanimuka, Yacuna and Macuna people in the Amazon forest in Colombia. (On YouTube there is a 5-minute video: tinyurl.com/y8re4ye) These communities, like many around the world, normally learn and share information orally. Colombian missionaries have recently spent six weeks training believers from these communities to teach the basic truths of the gospel through 14 Bible stories. Now people can hear about God’s plan of salvation throughout the Bible in the best way.
Everyone who participated in the training either became a believer or confirmed a decision made before, which they now understand better. Hallelujah! “Crave pure, spiritual milk, so that you may grow” (I Peter 2:2)