You’re Training Mayan Pastors

Late one evening last week I sat in the home of a friend in Antigua, Guatemala and listened to one of our partners talk about our work training pastors among the Mayan people. This particular training center is located more than a nine hours away from Antigua and is designed for pastors with no access to any kind of college or seminary.

All of the teaching is in Spanish and Q’eqchi’ (kek-chi), the language of an indigenous Mayan people group numbering nearly 1 million in the remote regions of Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. It is a hard place to work with very little access to the things we take for granted—like running water and electricity. About 25 pastors are in our training program there, each of them overseeing a congregation in a local village.

I literally sat on the edge of my seat listening to the stories of these leaders I have never met (at least not yet), whose lives are being changed through the work of Global Action. All I can say is that your giving is changing the lives of people in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the world. I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you—from the bottom of my heart.

For Mayan Leaders,

F. Lionel Young III, PhD
Executive Vice President

PS.  If you want to learn more about what is happening in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe consider joining us in Cambridge in 2020.  And bring a friend!

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