[ PROJECT: 8 Women of the Amazon to AC-14 in Quito, Ecuador from May 19 - 23, 2014 ]
THE GREEN WINDOW
More than 400 years of abuse and discrimination (beginning with the Spanish “conquistadors” and continuing ‘till today) inflicted upon the tribes of the Amazon region, has created a “psyche of oppression” penetrating the very souls of our indigenous brothers and sisters. Women in the Amazon experience a “double-edged discrimination,” (coming both from without and within their own cultures), producing lifelong mindsets of unparalleled feelings of inferiority.
Today there is an unprecedented movement of the Spirit of God in the Amazon region! While doors are closing to traditional missions outreach, the “GREEN WINDOW” of the Amazon is being flung open wide as indigenous believers are crossing closed borders to access the most remote areas on earth where the “invisible people” hide – still unreached with the Good News of Jesus!
The Trans-Amazon Network of Christian Tribal Leaders committee is comprised of eight tribal leaders from across the Amazon region of South America.
To date the wives of these leaders have not attended Amazon Consultations or Conferences with their husbands because of the prohibitive cost and logistical complications involved in international travel.
Staying at home while their husbands travel, often leaves them feeling lonely and ostracized from their husbands’ ministries.
The enemy of souls knows that the key to the spread of the gospel to the 250+ tribes that still have not heard the Good News, is the indigenous missionary (in partnership with others from the national and western worlds, of course); but this same enemy also understands that if he can destroy the family, he can destroy the progress of the spread of the gospel to ALL nations.
TODAY’S CHALLENGE…in pursuit of empowering the women of the Amazon…
Join others to accomplish a PRACTICAL PROJECT…
The project: On May 19 – 23, 2014 an “Amazon Consultation” will be held in Quito, Ecuador in South America.
The objective: To enable each of the eight leaders to bring his wife so that together they can attend and gain a shared vision at the 2014 AC.
The means: One woman at a time.
Prayer – Passion – Provision
- Embrace a new friend across the miles!
- Pray for her by name!
- Give to a special fund so that she can attend AC-14!
The Hope that drives us…
“For this is what the Lord says… “…my house will be called a house of prayer for ALL nations!” Luke 19:46
To make a tax-deductible donation,
1.) Go to www.alteco.org or
2.) Mail a check payable to ALTECO to this address:ALTECO 3190 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Suite 220 Lakewood, CO 80227
PLEASE be sure to designate gift for: “Women of the Amazon Fund”
Office: (303) 933-2252
*** I will be sharing more on “Women of the Amazon” project over the next 3 months.
La semana pasada, tuve el privilegio a compartir con ustedes como estamos tan bendecidos a tener la biblia en nuestro idioma. Esta semana, estamos estudiando Lucas 2.
Lucas 2:20 dice, Los pastores regresaron glorificando y alabando a Dios por lo que habían visto y oído, pues todo sucedió tal como se les había dicho.
Por todo lo que Dios ha hecho por mí, ¿estoy diariamente glorificando y alabando a Él?
Y los grupos étnicos…¿cómo se puede glorificar y alabar a Dios si nunca tuvieron la oportunidad a ver ni oír sobre Dios?
Lee el devocional acá: Sea parte de la gran comisión
I had been challenged to missions, ready to Answer the Call, yet no desire to learn a new language!
“Why in the world would I ever want to learn a foreign language?” – this was my thought that I held on too and put into practice in high school, but found out later why learning a foreign language is CRUCIAL to missions, if you are going to a non-English speaking country!
Ok, before I get started, here is where I have to laugh! As I look back over my life, I can’t believe that I had been challenged in 1st grade to be a part of tribal missions, which means going to a non-English speaking country, working with tribal people, and after learning their language, I would share with them the true Gospel message!
Join me over at my friend, Rosilind’s blog called A Little R & R, where she invited me to write a guest post for her series called “Answer the Call” and where I shared my journey of learning a new language >>
En Lucas 1:1-4, Lucas está escribiendo “un relato cuidadoso”… “para que puedas estar seguro de la veracidad de todo.”
Me di cuenta anoche cuando estaba pensando sobre Lucas 1:1-4 que somos tan bendecidos a tener la Biblia en nuestro propio idioma. Los que no tienen la biblia escuchan cuentas y relatos que a veces son correctos y verdad, pero como saben que no son correctos si no tienen ninguna porción de la biblia en su idioma?
Lee el devocional acá: BENDECIDOS
Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Focus verse: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:31 (NIV)
Last year, God chose me to be His voice in a Spanish context. I didn’t want to do it, and in fact, I came up with many excuses like “I’m not good enough.” “I can’t write or speak.” “God, please find someone else.”
Yet, now as I look back over the past year, I see that I was being like Moses in Exodus 3 and 4. God commanded Moses to go to the King of Egypt, yet Moses thought of many excuses to not go. But God had chosen Moses for this task, and He provided everything that Moses needed.
In 1 Corinthians 1, Paul emphasizes that God didn’t choose the wise, influential, and those of noble birth (v. 26). But God chose the foolish, weak, lowly, and despised to do His work here on earth (v. 27-29). This is definitely not the type of people that I would choose for a big task, but honestly, Moses and I both fit this description quite nicely.
So why did God chose the foolish, weak, lowly, and despised to do His work?
“So that no one may boast before him.” (v. 29)
As I have grown in my walk with the Lord this past year, I see that God specifically chose me, not because of how great I am, but so that He could use my life to point others to Himself. First Corinthians 1:31b says, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” It isn’t about what Moses did in rescuing the Israelites from Egypt or what I have done, but about what God has done.
Prayer: Lord, whatever You have for me to do today, help me to be obedient and say “yes” to You so that You will be honored and glorified through my life.