On Wednesday, March 14 our small team made the 3.5-hour drive from Valledupar, Columbia into the northern high desert to visit an indigenous tribe where ALMI Missionary, Amber Fouts has opened a work among them.

This area is true desert made up of cactus, thorn bush, sand…lots of windblown sand, along with the prerequisite 100+ degree temperatures. We got the girls (Amber & Jennifer Norman) settled into the little mission house Amber has had constructed and I went to the indigenous hostel about 200 yards through the bush.  By the way, neither the mission house nor the hostel had running water or electric.

 That afternoon I had the distinct honor of presenting Abundant Life Missions International to this band of the tribe and one other.  I presented to them our organizational structure, doctrine and operational procedures. I was received well by the elders, they listened intently, and asked appropriate questions. 

 That evening I was scheduled to preach an open-air service.  Over 130 people showed up for church, coming on foot, bicycle, moto, and pickup truck.  Amber led praise & worship, Jennifer did personal work and I preached.  We had over a dozen come forward to receive Christ and we prayed for the sick for nearly an hour.  It was a tremendous evening for the kingdom.

 Thursday morning the elders asked for a Bible Study and I taught on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Afterwards the elders expressed interest in bringing the tribe into the mission.  I promised future meetings with them before our team departed.

Amber has done a meaningful work among the tribe.  The indigenous people are hungry for the Gospel and future discipleship.  ALMI has a great door open to minister.  Pray for Amber and the teams she will be taking in the future to this forgotten desert of Columbia, S.A.

 Drive through the town Market

Drive through the town Market

 Village Elder

Village Elder

 

 

James A. Setser

International Director

 

 

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