After years of praying and searching for God’s direction in regards to reach the Quechua speakers, finally this year we launched a new evangelist wing oriented to take the Gospel to the 8 million of people that communicates through this language. It is necessary to have in mind that the Quechuans are friendly people, but when it comes to spiritual matters, if they are encouraged to consider something that goes different to their customs, and the message comes in Spanish, most of the times they will reject it. For them, Spanish is the language used by the Spaniards during the conquest to eliminate this indigenous group. Since then, there is certain rejection to ideas or philosophies brought to them in Spanish. But when you approach them in their own language, their reaction is totally different. Thus, under the conviction that “faith comes by hear” (Ro. 10:17), the Gospel is reaching the Quechuas in their native language.
This project would not go too far if we would intent simply to translate the program by someone that speaks Quechua as a second language. But praise the Lord, Valentin Quispe, a Quechua pastor, has accepted to join our ministry and take over the translation and production of our programs. Within the first three months of the development of this project, Valentin has translated 20 programs, and 20 programs more are almost ready. The programs have been already distributed among pastors and in some radio stations that broadcast in Quechua. Praise the Lord 20 radio stations in different areas of Peru are already broadcasting the programs. Some radio listeners have already requested Cd’s with the programs and Valentin has send them copies of the programs. But radio is not the only way God is using our programs. There are towns that cannot receive radio signals, and if they do, the signal is very week. Pastors have requested the Cd’s in Quechua to broadcast them over loudspeakers. Another Quechua believer has a business where he installs rides in carnivals. Instead of playing music over the loud speaker, now that our programs are available in Quechua, he plays them so people can listen to the Gospel. Praise God because He is allowing us to accomplish our goal in assisting the Quechua church with the proclamation of the Gospel.