A Limited Contact
On June 9, 1950, an NTM-owned DC-3 aircraft flying missionaries to South America crashed into a mountain on the border of Colombia and Venezuela. Although the Yukpa tribal people heard the crash — and later gave direction to the site of the crash — they have yet to hear the gospel message those missionaries were bringing.
An Inspiring Story
As young, new missionaries, Paul and Chabela Keefe were inspired by this story. They wanted to take the gospel message to the Yukpa people — but the area was closed to outsiders.
“For more than twenty years, I had been waiting and hoping to meet the Yukpa people who live high in a mountainous region of northern Colombia,” Paul wrote. And then, this past July, the wait was over. National missionaries moved in among the Yukpas, and Paul had the privilege of visiting. He later wrote, “Meeting the Yukpas was a huge honour.”
For more than twenty years, I had been waiting and hoping to meet the Yukpa people who live high in a mountainous region of northern Colombia.
A People to Reach
Paul’s “waiting” to meet the Yukpa people is over, but the Yukpas still wait to hear the gospel message. And now Paul waits for the day he can meet them again as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Pray that this region would remain open to the missionaries. Pray that the work would progress. Pray that one day soon the Yukpas that heard the plane will also hear the life-saving gospel message for which those missionaries sacrificed their lives.