I was a Giant, once.

Posted: April 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
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A few years ago, Mason and I traveled to Peru. We flew into Lima, and drove for about 10 hours to Chavin. It was a beautiful village set in the Andes. (Elevation about 11,000 ft). In the midst of the village is an ancient ruin, along with the home of the witch doctor and other animistic centers of worship.

One day we traveled to a small village nearby to share the Good News of Jesus. As we entered into the village, small children began running in every direction. They were screaming at the top of their lungs in the Quechua dialect of their people. Laughing, the missionary we were with said the children were screaming, “White giants are coming. White giants are coming.” I have been called a lot of things in my life, but that is the only time I remember ever being called a giant.

It is a beautiful people group. One of over 6,000 unreached people groups. That means that less than 2% of the population is evangelical christian, and unlikely to evangelize their people by themselves. Of that approximately 6000 in number, about 3600 are unengaged as well, meaning there is no known strategy to share the gospel. It is just not acceptable that many people, or for that matter any people cannot have access to the Gospel. We need some people and churches to be giants in God’s eyes to engage the unengaged and the unreached.

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