Story number 2 for 22 Dec 2000

By December 22, 2000

We turn next to Bolivia where one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere is the target of evangelistic outreach. While much has been done to curb cocaine production, little has been done to fight poverty. Eric Benner is with United World Mission. He talks about the challenges to their Quechua India outreach. “Very few of them can read or write to any kind of level at all and another thing is there’s about 2 1/2 to three million over them spread over a very large area. Bolivia is about 1/3 as big as the continental United States and the Quechua are maybe over half of that area.” Benner, who’s staying at D & D Missionary Homes in Florida, says evangelism is slow, but a Christian radio station run by SIM and New Tribes Mission could have an impact. “When more and more people start tuning in to the radio they’ll start to understand the Gospel better and I think if the Lord should terry, I think in a few years we’re gonna start seeing more and more come (to Christ).”

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