So excited to give you an update on our progress engaging the unreached people group known as The Guarajios in the mountains of Central Mexico. Over this past summer, I trolled the CPD family looking for potential partners to engage and support this new endeavor along with Alliance Mexico.
Praise God - we got several churches and also several individuals from the family who felt called to jump in!
You'll see the pictures of the truck we helped purchase and filled it with supplies to make an impact as they hike out into the mountains, hopefully to initiate our first contact with the native tribe where they actually live.
The truck and the team left last week, so be in prayer that we will have a successful first trip. We will keep you updated and let you know how it went when they return in a couple weeks.
Thanks so much for partnering and praying for this brand new work!!
HERE’S OUR STRATEGY
FIRST YEAR consists of 3 Phases:
Phase 1: Buy a vehicle capable of making the very difficult drive to the first central town where the truck will be parked and supplies will be offloaded. A good relationship will need to be forged with a local in order for this to happen. Tomas feels good about the potential of securing this first connection point. We don't want the Cartel stealing or torching the vehicle after we park it and start hiking into the mountains.
- Status: COMPLETE!
Phase 2: Alliance Mexico Team will start hiking (no Gringos yet) into the mountains to reach the remote villages of the Guarajios trusting that God will give us a good connection and be able to find some needs that we are able to meet that will help the people. Tomas believes that various forms of service will be welcomed, such as: food baskets, medicine, medical help, schooling for children, etc.
- Status: IN PROGRESS!
Phase 3: Begin bringing supplies and resources that will be helpful to the Guarajios. He believes some will need food, he believes some will need medicine, still other villages will want a school and so on. These trips will happen approximately once every two months for the first year so we can begin loving the people, building trust, meeting needs, sharing the Gospel and securing a bond with the Guarajios that will open the door for qualified teams from the CPD to come and minister.
- Status: PLEASE PRAY!
PRAISE: ALL FINANCIAL NEEDS ARE MET FOR YEAR ONE!
$7000 for a Heavy Duty 4-Wheel Drive Truck (purchased in Mexico)
$2200 per trip to make inroads at the central town and begin visiting the more remote villages with the supplies. A total of $13,200 as been collected for the six trips we plan for this year.
- Status: COMPLETE!
HERE’S MY PITCH
We are just getting started! But we want you to partner with us to keep moving forward. Will you pray about partnering in this venture to reach this Unengaged Unreached People Group? Jesus says that He will not return until all tribes on planet earth have heard the Gospel with clarity, bringing some to faith. I believe all of us here in the CPD have an unprecedented opportunity to reach one of these tribes that still remain on Jesus' personal to-do list.
With the launch of this new initiative, we have met our First Year donation goals. But there is still room for more people to be involved. Wanna make history – helping bring the very first Guarajio to Christ – by adding to the pot?
You can send checks payable to CPD with 'Guarajios' in the memo line to our district office.
Feel free to give me a call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details, to let me know you're IN, or just to hear about our hopes and how the launch is going and beyond!!
Come on CPD - LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER!!