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We Applaud Their Committment

Yearly soccer tournaments take place amongst the tribal communities of Venezuela. Living in the midst of the Amazon jungle means each village must clear and then maintain an area large enough for a soccer field from the dense jungle—often with only machetes and axes. Soccer is important to them, probably ranking in importance close to how we rank the Olympics. The village where we last ministered nearly emptied of people heading off to these games. We can feel their excitement. We’ve been there. It’s a big deal.
We applaud their commitment.

Thankfully, they are committed to more than just that. They are committed to God. We were more than thrilled and blessed in our hearts to hear the reason behind the nearly emptying of the village was not merely for the pull of the games, but for the love of God. The church saw this gathering of many tribal groups from many villages as an opportunity for an evangelistic outreach.

The heavens, along with us, applaud their commitment.

Please pray for the Maquiritare tribal church, that they would continue to walk in the truths of God’s Word, that they would continue to follow the Lord, and that they would continue the missionary endeavor, not only amongst their own people, but amongst the other tribal groups with whom they brush shoulders.

Thank you for praying.

Categories: Missionary Life
  1. Pam
    February 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    >My heart goes out to them. I feel as though I know some of the dear souls my sister and her family had to leave behind when they left their mission work there in the jungle.

  2. February 19, 2009 at 3:08 am

    >They are definite cultural, linguistic and economic differences between the Maquiritares and our western civilization. But we’re all people with the same heart emotions, with the same heart needs, with the same need of a Savior. I’m so thankful that, though we had to leave them behind, that God isn’t governed or confined by political boundaries, that God is still right there with them!

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