Daily Topic for April 22, 2007
Quoting Isaiah 49:6, Paul showed that he clearly understood God’s intention for the Jewish nation to be a light to the Gentiles. Instead of quoting his own commission to the Gentiles given to him on the road to Damascus, he chose to quote God’s commission of all Jews as found in the Old Testament. In rejecting that commission, the Jewish leaders who listened to Paul not only rejected the Gentiles and Paul; they rejected God Himself. As a result, Paul turned to the Gentiles, who immediately “began rejoicing and glorifying the work of the Lord.” The result? “The Word of the Lord spread through the whole region.” Yes, the nations are responsive to the gospel, if we will only bring it to them!
There is Evangelical work in Peru, but the rugged Andes Mountains and the steep descent to the Amazon basin jungle combine, making it an arduous effort to reach the neglected tribes along the river. Global Recordings Network (GRN) recordists brave the physically challenging and often very dangerous terrain to reach remote villages and translate God’s Word into the languages of various people groups. Elda and Veronica, GRN recordists in Peru, made the trip from Lima to Atalaya and then to the villages along the Amazon. They made contacts and recorded Bible messages and stories.
It was now time to revisit these same villages to distribute the hand-wound cassette players, cassette messages and picture materials. Elda and Veronica went ahead of the distribution team to consult village chiefs and get permission to distribute materials and hold meetings. The team held meetings most nights, preached the gospel and sang songs. The Yaminahua people were extremely excited when they heard the message in their own language. The project has also had a very positive side effect, uniting Assemblies of God and Christian and Missionary Alliance churches in the area to continue outreach to the neglected tribes.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for a rapid church planting movement among the tribal peoples.-JS