Pray for

  • Follow

    On July 22, 2015, in the village of San Bernardo, approximately 300 members of the Culina community gathered to celebrate the arrival of the New Testament in their language. Dressed in their best clothing, the people happily received the New Testament. They welcomed it with singing and traditional dancing. Eighty-six New Testaments were sold and 28 were given to translation assistants, teachers and pastors from the various villages. Praise the Lord for the good flying weather, safety in flights and river travel and a joyous celebration. Please pray that God will continue to bless this community as they use and understand His Word.

  • Scripture nearing completion

    God answered prayer! He blessed the Culina translation team in Peru and the typesetters in the U.S. with wisdom as they made final decisions about the layout of the New Testament. They sent it to a printer in South Korea. Pray that the print and binding job will produce quality books that can withstand the heat and humidity of a jungle climate. Lift up the translation team in prayer as they plan for a dedication in July this year. Ask the Holy Spirit to renew the zeal of Culina believers for the Lord, so that the Word will fall on fertile soil. Pray that many more Culinas (pop. 467) will come into his kingdom.

  • A New Perspective

    In August, 2014, four leaders from the Yanesha language community in Peru, were trained as facilitators for the workshop entitled “Planning the Future of Your Language.” In October, 2014, two of the leaders used the guide for the course with a group of Yanesha pastors. The facilitators said, “We started out the workshop talking in Spanish, then the group started mixing in Yanesha words, and soon we were all talking in Yanesha.” The attitude about their language changed instantly, and now they want to use it more.  Pray that this new appreciation for mother tongue language use and development will spread as a result of workshops led by Yanesha facilitators in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

  • Translation Goals met

    Your prayers are making a difference! Five Quechua* translation teams met their goals at the April translation workshop in Peru. The completion of revisions of the entire Bible in the five languages is within reach by the end of this year. Although they had distractions, sickness and challenges, these faithful teams persevered. Ask God to guide in this translation program as the five teams near the finish line.

    * Huamalies Quechua, Huaylas Quechua, Margos Quechua, Northern Conchucos Quechua, and Southern Conchucos Quechua

  • The Jesus Film

    Praise the Lord! The “JESUS” film is now being adapted into several languages of Peru. Please pray for the recording technicians working on the adaptation for Quechua of Margos, Ambo Pasco, Panao and Wanca. Pray also for plans to begin next January to adapt the Jesus film into Quechua of N Conchucos, S Conchucos, Huallaga and Huamalíes.

  • God's Word at Work

    Praise the Lord for a good translation workshop with the Sihuas Quechua mother tongue translators that finished on May 6. The team completed the translation of eight chapters of Genesis and the revision of two Bible studies from the “Gospel of Luke”. Please pray for them as they present the “Gospel of Luke” video and the Bible studies in the coming months. Praise God for the reports of change in the lives of children. They sing praise songs as they walk to school and are keenly interested in the Luke video. They also pray with their parents three times a day. Praise God for His work in these young lives.

  • Culina Scripture Recording

    The first recording session of the Culina Scripture is completed. The finished books are Romans, I Corinthians, James, and Jude. They also completed the words of Jesus in Matthew and Revelation, and the narrative portions of Luke. Pray for the Bible translators and coordinators of this translation-recording project. They need wisdom as they see the need to change their plans for recording the rest of the New Testament. Pray they will find several other good readers before continuing with the recording. Pray that God will prepare the right people to help with this project later this year.

  • New CILTA Class

    Nine new students from Argentina, Mexico and Peru began the CILTA* 2015 course in March. Pray for good, clear and wise communication between the facilitators and the students, and for the students to make a quick adjustment to life in Lima. Pray that each one will obtain the proper documents needed to spend the year in Peru. Ask that the students will be encouraged by the churches and friends that are supporting and praying for them. Pray for helpful interaction among the students and that they will enjoy time together celebrating the accomplishments along the way.

    * CILTA-International course in linguistics, translation and literacy in Lima, Peru.

  • Translation Project nearing Completion

    In Peru, Old Testament translators from 5 Quechua groups met together for a translation workshop February 2-26. This project is nearing completion. Pray for JAWCA and AWI* as their members are responsible for the majority of the literacy and Scripture promotion projects where the five Bibles will be used. Pray for wisdom as these workers look for open doors in Quechua churches and communities for promotion purposes. Pray that God would prepare the hearts of believers and non-believers to be excited and ready to use all of His Word.  

    *JAWCA and AWI are Quechua member organizations in the Wycliffe Global Alliance, in Huánuco and Huaraz, Peru respectively.

  • Culina New Testament

    Praise God that the published New Testaments for the Culina language community arrived safely in Peru. Pray that the paperwork will be handled quickly and that the books will be released from customs soon. Pray for the celebration of this New Testament, which is planned for July. Ask God for the continuing work of the Holy Spirit among the Culina people, that they will be eager to read God’s Word in their own language and that the church will be strengthened.