“Hey, That’s My Language!”

hey-thats-my-language-holloway“Hey, that’s my language!” said a local villager as he sat outside our medical and dental clinic listening to the New Testament in his native Zapotec language for the first time in his life. In fact, this was the first time anyone in “People SMQ” (about 5,000 people who live in four neighboring villages) heard the Word of God in their “heart language.” Many have, perhaps heard small bits and pieces in Spanish (their second language) but never in their “heart language.” Why is hearing in one’s “heart language” important you may ask? One village put it like this, “I have heard some of the Bible in Spanish before but when I hear the Bible in Zapotec it sticks because Zapotec is in my blood.” More

First Nations in Canada

1932460_10153837998630542_110845430_nSeeking to bring the hope of the gospel to indigenous peoples in Northwest Ontario
“It comes with air conditioning,” remarked our new friend who graciously offered us his snowmobile. The cold air pierced our cheeks and breathing it in was what Winterfresh Gum only wished it could be. As the snowmobile gained speed, we reflected on our journey up to this moment. Over the last few months we had been meticulously planning a way to make it to this place. Our prayers began two years ago, but the legacy of prayer for this specific place extends much farther than us. Here we were, two families with our infants, surrounded on either side by 150-foot tall pine trees. Beyond them, snow covered ice stretched as far as the eye could see and slicing through it lay a temporary ice road, the only way out on land. But at the heart of this place lives a First Nations community – precious people, created in the image of God. More