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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Snapshot: Proyecto Culiacan

Proyecto Culiacan (Project Culiacan) is a ministry run out of Buenas Nuevas (Good News) which is a ministry run out of Global Recordings Network (based in Temecula). Basically, the point is to bring the gospel to every ethnic group and every tribe in the world through recordings of the Bible and messages about God’s word in the native languages of the world. Specifically in Mexico, there are over 800 languages and most of these languages are of an oral tradition. Most of the people in these southern tribes can’t read even if there is a written language to read from. So this organization delivers recordings to the people so they can listen about God and the gospel.
"Project Culiacan... planting in the ethnic groups of Mexico."

The point of the Culiacan outreach is to bring the gospel to all of these 800 language tribes all at once through the agricultural work camps in the area. We could never visit all of those towns in a year but God brings the people to us in Culiacan as they come up to work and support their families in the fields. This year we were even able to reach four languages that have never been reached before with gospel! These four languages groups had never been to Culiacan before but because of a famine in their area forcing them to come to Culiacan to work, God has brought them to the gospel. We were all very excited about that.

The project comes together every year with people from all over Mexico and the US come to Proyecto Culiacan to take these CD’s to the work camps so that in one month we can spread seeds of the gospel to people groups that would take years of driving into remote mountain villages to visit in person. It really is an ingenious idea and incredibly eye opening.
 Workers coming back from the camps in big trucks.
You can see the little rooms behind the kids watching the movie. This camp was really nice compared to others.

The people that are in these camps are living a hard life with some very unsanitary conditions and not much more than cardboard to sleep on. It was hard to see the proof that these people are the ones that are treated like second class citizens in Mexico because of their indigenous heritage. It made it all the more worth it to love on them, pray for them, and know that we were reaching them where their hearts are. The smiles on people’s faces hearing their native tongue being played on our recorders was so encouraging.
 Our group the first week in the Center of Culiacan and the second week in our matching shirts.

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