Pray for

  • 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.

  • Sharing God’s love

    Praise God for a church in the United States that has sent medical teams to Peru for the past 16 years. Thank God that this year’s team worked in five locations around Pomabamba. Pray for the Quechua people who received the love of God through medical care given in Jesus’ name. Pray for those who heard God’s Word and responded to His message. Ask God to bless the copies of His Word that were distributed and the people who received medical care during this mission venture.

  • 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.

  • A new milestone reached in Bible translation

    The final read-through of the Ambo-Pasco Quechua New Testament of Peru is finished. Pray for God’s hand to be over the whole layout and printing process, and for planning the celebration in August 2017. Pray that God would continue to work in the hearts of the Ambo Pasco Quechuas. Pray for those who are working in this language community to promote the Scriptures and prepare the people to receive the Word of God.

  • God at work among the Yora

    Praise God for good sessions in the recording and filming of music tutorial videos for the Yora community in Peru. Pray that these recordings will be a blessing to the people, and will lead them into a deeper relationship with God. Pray that a Bible teaching seminar held earlier this month will continue to bless the Yora people who attended it. Ask God to continue to communicate His truths to the people who speak this language.

  • Translation Workshop

    Praise God for the translation workshop held for the Corongo Quechua and Sihuas Quechua people of Peru in May. The team revised the translation of Luke in both languages. Genesis chapters 13-18 were translated into Sihuas Quechua, and are being comprehension checked. The team revised thirty stories written by Sihuas Quechua school children in preparation for publication. The translators were encouraged as they worked and studied the Word together. The morning devotions were done in three languages: Corongo Quechua, Sihuas Quechua and Spanish. Ask God to continue to build up the spiritual lives of each of these translators. Pray that He will establish their work, and that the translation work will progress for His glory.

  • Scripture nearing completion

    The Ticuna New Testament, first published in 1986, 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 as they diligently work to update the New Testament and do spelling and punctuation checks on the Old Testament. Ask the Lord to give the consultant wisdom as he reviews the remaining Old Testament books, making sure they are clear and accurate. Pray for God to lead in the selection of Ticunas to read through the entire Old Testament one final time. 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

    Praise God final consultant checks are in progress on five Old Testament books. The translation team will also begin the final read-through of the New Testament. Translator Mark will start to go over questions about vocabulary used within the Scriptures. He will meet with leaders and pastors from the five areas (Margos, Huamalies, Huaylas, North Conchucos and South Conchucos Quechua) to answer these questions and any others they may have. Pray for strength, good health and wisdom for Mark as he pushes to finish this project. Lift up the translation team in prayer as they lay out the Scriptures for final checks and proofreading. Ask God to provide funds so that the New and Old Testaments for these five Quechua language groups can be sent for printing in 2016. Seed Company