Deep in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, there is an indigenous group of people known as the Tarahumara Indians. They are a quiet people, passive in nature. The women make their own clothes, as they do for their children. They grow their own food, build their own houses, and mostly keep to themselves.
Reaching them with the Gospel has always been a challenge—they only have the New Testament in their language, yet most older adults are illiterate. Their villages are difficult to get to because of the mountainous terrain, high altitude and vast changes in temperature: snow in the winter, extreme heat in the summer.
Spiritually, they have been exposed to Catholicism, Animism, and some Christianity. For many areas in the mountains, there is no sustained presence of the Gospel, believers or a Pastor. So what should we do?
Paul writes in Romans 8:28-29, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Nothing separates us from God’s love, yet the world presents many challenges, physically and spiritually, to block access to the Gospel. So what should we do? We go. Like we did this month. Team Mexico went in to 4 different Tarahumara villages to bring the message of Jesus Christ, and many people heard and responded. Continue to pray for us as we go into all the world to expand the Kingdom of God. Your prayers and financial support allow us to reach the unreached, meet physical needs and see lives transformed eternally.
Jonathan Haward, President & Founder
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