Monday, March 4, 2013

A Child’s Praise

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 03/04/13

This little boy is the son of some beloved friends of ours in the Wanca Quechua speaking area of Peru. His parents helped us learn their language and way of life and were our friends when many others were not sure what to do with us. I am thrilled to see him growing up speaking Wanca Quechua when traditionally children are discouraged from speaking it once they begin school. Here he is singing from the Quechua song-book during worship time at a women’s workshop. The participants at this workshop were learning from some newly produced Bible study materials designed specifically for women. They were learning how to use these materials in order to teach other women the Word of God in their own language!  

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photographer: Maria Ayala, Peru. Maria and her husband work with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru.  They first worked as Literacy Specialists among the Wanca Quechua speakers, and now work in Leader Development to help build up the Bible Translation Movement in Latin America.  They have 3 children on earth.

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