Families without a Bible
This past weekend I was reminded of the desperate poverty strangling the remote villages of the Andean mountains. Grandmothers digging potatoes with their hands in the fields. Mud huts offering little to no protection from the rain and cold. Young girls with matted hair and dirt stained faces working with a baby strapped on their back. These are the harsh realities that face these Quichua Indians – the descendants of the once proud Incas civilization.
But in the midst of suffering and pain, God is doing a great work within these villages. The Gospel is alive and spreading through the seeds of missionaries and the cultivation of the local churches we have planted.
The work in the communities is not finished, rather it is just beginning. This Christmas season, we will be focusing on the community of La Merced. We were surprised to discover that only a handful of families here even own a Bible. Beyond that, most of the parents barely know how to read. Our dream this season is to buy an illustrated Children’s Bible as a Christmas gift for these 150 families.
For every $50 you donate, we will be able to buy a colorful Bible in Spanish or Quichua, hand deliver it and personally train the family how to use it for family devotions. This past weekend we shared our vision with many of the families and needless to say they were very excited.
So I ask you, what better gift to give this Christmas season than the Bread of Life to a family starving for the love and hope of God. Please consider how you can partner with us and God in strengthening the stronghold He is establishing within the poor and oppressed community of La Merced today.
To purchase Bibles, you may mail your donation or pay online. Please make a note that the contribution is for Bibles. Thank You!