Last Sunday was a special Sunday for us. We honoured two Guanano Bible teachers by giving them a copy of the Guanano Old Testament portions."
"The print shop is about to embark on printing 2,000 copies of Hebrews, James and Jude which have been beautifully formatted and compiled."
"These people used to be very afraid of us and [would] run away and hide from us, but now many of them have come to know the Lord as their Saviour and now [are] our brothers and sisters in Christ!"
“The lessons on August 30 and September 1 and September 3 are going to be on the crucifixion of Jesus. September 6 will be on His resurrection!"
Pray for Brent and Jodi as they pursue Ethnos' vision to see thriving indigenous churches throughout the First Nations communities in the Yukon. Currently, the Ristaus are in the early stages of seeking to build relationships with community members — this will require much prayer and wisdom going forward.
"Learning a new language and culture is a long process. To be honest, there are days when we're motivated and days when we want to do anything but language study. Thank you for praying for us as we learn. Please continue to pray for motivation as we study."
"I love the way Katie does literacy … because she goes above and beyond the norm."
Pray for good translation helpers among the Moi.
Pray for continued health and strength and that more of the Prai people would come to know and follow Jesus.
Please continue to pray for strength and stamina. Also, pray that this group of newly baptized believers will continue to live in light of the fact that Jesus is both the Lord and the Christ.
Pray that as the details come together, everyone would recognize God’s hand and give Him the glory and praise He deserves.
Please pray that everyone will have wisdom in practicing necessary safety protocols, including quarantining when they arrive in the village.
Please continue to pray for these newborn believers.
Please pray for God to continue to build His Church among the Nahuatl and for His protection on them during this time.
Jesus promised, "I will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Two thousand years later, he still invites his followers to build with him!
Pray for Stephen and Carolyn as they continue to work at translating scripture into the Moi language. Also, for one of their Moi friends who has walked away from the Lord, that he would repent and come back.
"The challenge for us is just to keep our noses to the grindstone. Instead of focusing on what we can’t do, we need to stick with what we can do and just keep on doing it!"
Please pray that we will be able to continue making progress on the translation. We are currently focusing on 1 and 2 Corinthians.
Pray for the ministries that are reaching the unreached.
“We've talked about Kaje and how the gospel was heard for the first time there in December 2019. Many people believed. But now so many are asking questions and trying to figure out what this new life looks like."
It’s been said that people don’t learn from experiences alone; they learn from reflecting on those experiences. Missionaries have a lot of new experiences and unexpected challenges that require time and space, along with a caring and listening ear, to adequately process and even grow from them.
"Since our last update, we finished Nehemiah and have been working our way through the rest of Isaiah. This is not an easy book to translate. Thank you for praying."
“Our believing Nahuatl friends are learning that God alone is always enough."
Mark and Joyce Cain have ministered for over 40 years among the Guahibo people in Colombia. “The Guahibo Bible is [formatted and being proofread by Mark] and then on to the print shop! God graciously used us for 48 years working in church planting and Bible translation. In spite of […]
Joanna Jansma ministers among the Nagi people of the Asia-pacific Region. “Like my friend, maybe you have a testimony of the Lord saving you from a frightening frog. A Nagi friend shared the other day how ‘last night it was dark, and there was a frog under my house. Before […]
“We are preparing to hold four three-day Bible seminars with church leaders this coming year."
“Once again it was really refreshing to sit with the believers and hear God’s Word taught in their language." "
“We are really amazed at how things have kicked off in official language study! Steve has managed to gain 300 hours under his belt while still working on different projects and working on the house. I am really surprised that I have reached 211 hours in this first two and a half months and thank the Lord for His sustaining grace as I have juggled this with homeschooling."
Praise God with us for His gracious provision and caring hands! Please pray with us for the provision of these three new helicopters!
A big milestone for Ryan and Abigail de Roos is that they have finally received their country assignment—the Philippines!
“This year is proving to be one with a different rhythm than the last years. And it’s a welcome and exciting change for us! This year is a gift to invest in two important projects which we would like to ask you to be praying."
Canadians Donovan and Charla Epp minister among the Agta people of the Philippines. “Despite just arriving, our time in the Philippines will be short as our home assignment will start in April of 2020. SO… this gives us three months back here in the Philippines. Three months seems like […]
“It’s always a hard day when Wano men hike a few days from their village to ask us to send people to them so that they can understand God’s Word for themselves, and we have to tell them that there isn’t anyone we can send."
Last year, Canadian missionaries Derek and Chantal Chen had to leave their ministry in a tribal location so that Chantal could receive cancer treatment in Taiwan. It’s been a long year for them, but they are praising the Lord in that they are back in Papua New Guinea and […]
Tyler and Allegra Sanford are recent graduates of Ethnos Canada’s missionary training program. They share, “God is Impressive. He has come through once again and we praise Him for it. We have officially reached 75% of our financial partnership goal! Thank you if you are part of that number or […]
Please join us in praying that many Tepehuán people will learn to read the Bible in their own language and learn of the Saviour who died for them and rose again to bring them new life.
Paul and Bella Gervasi minister in the Asia-Pacific region among the Sekadau people. “Now that the new year is here, the next big thing in front of us is the translation check. The translation checker plans to come mid-March to check Luke and possibly 1 and 2 Timothy. I have […]
Nahuatl Church; Tigak Team; MK Education Needs; IT Needs; Bible Translator Among the Mengen
OffGrid Tech; Ethnos360 Aviation; Pilots and Mechanics; West African Conference; Leah Joslyn in West Africa
The Agutaynen church; team in South Africa; national Bible teachers; MK school teachers; Off the Grid
A heart for the people, especially the children.
After 3 ½ months of daily chronological Bible teaching, there are now believers among the Iski people!
Three women widowed when their husbands were martyred continued working to reach the Ayoré people.
The people groups of rural Paraguay now have cell phones, electricity, schools and more.
“We have been in the process of locating an airplane in Brazil for many years. [Then] last November one of our missionaries flew a [Cessna] 206 down to Brazil,” wrote missionaries Jeff and Jackie Schaa. Since then, paperwork issues have kept the plane grounded.
“It has not gone unnoticed by Judy and me that our post middle age bodies are beginning to show the wear and tear of life,” wrote Bible translator James Burdett on their blog. Likewise, their equipment on the field is wearing out as well. Some of their equipment is more than 20 years old and limping along, requiring time for maintenance that pulls them away from translating the Bible.
Highlights from missionary updates from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Read the latest news from the front lines about Gospel outreaches, Bible translation, and the fruit God is producing.
Within the context of missions, teaching people to read or write rarely makes headlines, but it's vital to the church planting effort.