Pray for

  • Scripture nearing completion

    The Ticuna New Testament was first published in 1986 in two versions, one for the Ticunas in the Spanish-speaking countries of Colombia and Peru and another for those in the Portuguese-speaking country of Brazil. It has been reprinted twice. A translation team is now nearing completion of the Old Testament, along with a revised New Testament. This Bible will serve Ticunas in more than 160 communities. Lift up the team that will be reading through the Old Testament a final time this year, making sure it is clear and sounds natural. When that is completed, it is ready for typesetting, a complex and exacting phase. Ask the Lord to fill the typesetting team with energy, alertness and wisdom as they make formatting decisions about columns, pictures, maps and the font. Pray that any errors will be caught as they proofread the manuscript multiple times. Pray for a mistake-free printing process that will result in quality books. Pray for strength and good health for each team member and their families as they work to prepare the Bible for publishing.

  • Scripture nearing completion

    Give thanks to God! The Ambo-Pasco Quechua translation team is approaching the finish line. Last year Ralph, working in Tennessee, reviewed the 23,000 words in the New Testament for spelling and hyphenation. Kathy, working in Michigan, typeset the manuscript. Team members in Tennessee and Peru carefully and repeatedly proofread the text. As the manuscript is sent to South Korea for printing, pray for a mistake-free printing process that will result in quality books. Ask God to protect the precious books as they are shipped back to Peru and then trucked up to the Ambo-Pasco Quechua area at 9,500 feet. Pray for good cooperation among the ones planning for a dedication in 2018 and that it will bring churches and believers together in Christ. Pray for the growth of God’s kingdom among the Quechua and that they will be fertile soil, hungering and thirsting for God.

  • Scripture in use

    AWI* members in Peru are working together with pastors to help equip church leaders and villagers to read and use the Bible in their languages. Biblical comprehension is the new focus of AWI’s literacy efforts. They are also encouraging the use of Quechua hymns, Sunday school lessons and Bible studies in their services. Pray that pastors in the pilot program will support this training and that church members will better understand God’s Word and teach it to others.

     *AWI – Quechua partner organization participating in the Bible translation movement in Huaraz, Peru

  • CILTA

    Praise God for the completion of the CILTA* course for 2016 in Peru. Give thanks that the students who graduated in December have returned to their home countries safely. Ask God to inspire their churches to partner with them as they seek His guidance and the financial resources needed for future ministry in translation and literacy.

    *CILTA - International course in linguistics, translation and literacy at the Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru.

  • A time for renewal

    Those involved in Bible Translation in Peru will have a time of spiritual retreat January 22-28. Pray that they will quiet their hearts before God and learn what God wants to teach them from His Word. Ask God to give them good fellowship and growth in their love for Him, one another and the people who do not yet have His Word. Pray that God’s Spirit will be evident in their lives, conversations, meetings and hearts. Ask for God’s guidance in the business sessions and in the election of the Advisory Committee members for this year.

  • Planted like trees by rivers of water

    The Culina people of Peru have God’s Word in both written and audio forms in their language. Pray that they will be encouraged by the Scriptures and will grow spiritually. As they read and hear God’s Word, may they become strong, like trees planted by rivers of water, having deep roots and drawing daily from all the Word has to teach them. Ask God to give them fruit-bearing lives. May they be preserved in their faith and protected from winds of adversity or false doctrines that would cause them to be scattered like chaff. Pray that God will watch over them with His mercy and grace and that His Word will guard their hearts.

  • AEL begins basic courses

    The prerequisite course in phonetics and linguistics for students to attend CILTA started in Peru on September 5, and will continue for two months. The course is organized by Alcanzando a toda Etnia en su Lengua (AEL.) Pray for the Lord to give wisdom and ability to the students. Pray that they will not become discouraged or frustrated when they encounter difficulties in their studies. Ask God to provide all that is needed for the instructors and for those who handle logistics. Pray that these students will be able to join the CILTA class that will begin in 2017. Pray that Peruvian churches will encourage, support and pray for them as they prepare for future Bible translation.

  • God’s Word in audio

    Audio New Testaments in three languages were delivered on MP3 players to Puerto Esperanza, Peru, in July. The CulinaKashinahua and Sharanahua communities live on the Purus River in east-central Peru. Praise the Lord that speakers of these major languages now have the New Testament in audio format. Please pray that God will work mightily among the people and bring revival. Thank the Lord for the organization Faith Comes By Hearing, which recorded the Scripture and made the players available.

  • Training, learning and teaching

    The Course for Training Trainers will take place in Peru July 25-August 13 under the direction of AEL. Pray that God will guide the instructors whom He has chosen to teach this course. Ask God to give the students wisdom, revelation and understanding. Graduates from this course will become instructors in the basic courses, which prepare students to participate in CILTA. Pray for all who form this chain of training, learning and teaching. Ask God for hearts sensitive to His voice, and people willing to follow the model of the Master Teacher, Jesus Christ.

  • Summit of mission mobilization

    On July 25 and 26, COMIBAM will hold a summit of mission mobilizers in Peru. The gathering is directed to ministries that are committed to challenging the church to actively participate in evangelism to the ends of the earth. Together they will reflect, reevaluate and construct new and improved practices to more effectively involve the church of the twenty-first century in the mission of God. Pray that participants will be blessed and inspired, and that God’s kingdom will be extended as they put the principles they learn into practice.