Others are needed here in the Cotahuasi Canyon in Peru
The Quechua people of the Cotahuasi Canyon are located high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Living in small villages within some of the most rugged terrain on earth, they are largely unreached with the Gospel. Up to now, there are only several hundred followers of Christ within this people group.
In 2001, the Shaws were invited to work with a few Peruvian believers, to reach out to over 40 communities of the canyon. Now there are new little churches that need help to grow. The Quechua believers are seeing God save others and change lives for His glory as they reach out to more isolated villages. There are many other people that need to hear the Gospel and to know Jesus as their Lord. Over the last few years, God has brought others from South Africa, Germany, and the U.S. to serve with us. But the "harvest is plenty and the workers are few". Pray with us as we ask the Lord to call and send others to serve in various kinds of ministries here. Are you called to "go" to Cotahuasi?
The "strategy" is simple.
The Lord has called a small team of Quechua and international workers dedicated to the purity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and faithfully proclaiming it to this corner of the world. We are concerned about knowing the Only True God of the Scriptures, faithfully proclaiming Him, and establishing a firm Biblical foundation of Christianity in the new village churches. To this goal, we are committed to teaching doctrine consistent with the historic Christian reformation, based upon the trustworthiness, authority, and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures. Since the scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and sufficient, we "hold the Scriptures high" and seek to model how confidence in God's Word and obedience to His will brings glory to Christ and eternal blessings to each believer. Trusting in His Word, we hold our methodology of ministry and order of life under the illuminating light of Scripture and submit ourselves to God's revealed will, rather than look for innovative and extra-biblical methods for God to bless. As we trust and obey, God continues to bless, and we ask Him to allow us to be faithful examples for His glory.
If these are your goals as well, please pray about serving with use for a few months, a year or two, or give yourself completely to serving Him in Peru, as the Lord sovereignly leads you in His plan.
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