The two indigenous language helpers were very helpful. They have churches among their people group but from conversations Jonathan had with them, a clear understanding of the Gospel is probably not too common. A New Testament translation project that has been going on for about 25 years, so it would be wonderful to see that finished. Currently they use the Spanish Bible in the churches.
Recently on a Sunday, Jonathan was greatly impacted at church as the congregation sang, “Everybody ought to know who Jesus is”. This is a church whose members are facing deprivation and hunger so it is a testimony to God’s grace that they are still looking outward; still concerned for the lost even as they face their own hardships. How easy it is to stop thinking of others when our own life gets hard, and yet these Christians continue to reach out to others.
Jonathan and his wife, Rachel, will be spending the next few weeks in Mexico, meeting with people in all stages of the training. Pray for them as they travel and seek to be an encouragement to others.