The Quechua Indians are descendants of the Inca, and there are almost 4 million of them in Bolivia. How do you reach these souls for whom Christ died? There are few roads, and those that exist are often impassable. Here, in some of the most remote areas of the Andes live the majority of the Bolivian Quechua. Throughout the region, a herdsman with his llama and radio is a common sight. Radio is essential in the life of a Quechua. Due to their isolation, many Quechua and rural Bolivians rely on radio for news, personal messages, and entertainment. Many perceive radio to be more credible than face-to-face communications.
SIM, New Tribes Missions, Pioneer Ministries of Canada and others have been active in Bolivia, and have sought to have a greater impact on the Quechua. On April 12, 1999 a new 10 kW station went on the air on 3310 kHz from the town of Cochabamba in the south central highlands of Bolivia. It is called "Mosoj Chaski", meaning "New Messenger". In this area thousands of tiny villages and huts are scattered throughout some of the most inaccessible terrain in the world. And God is changing hearts and lives in remote places of South America, and people are learning of the love of God and of salvation through His Son, Jesus.
Galcom International is a maker of fix-tuned, solar powered radios for ministry work around the world. Their little red short wave radios are a lifeline to the Quechua in Bolivia. For about $20 each they provide a constant ministry in the inaccessible areas of the Bolivian Andes and wherever the Quechua live. A new radio in development will allow the person to listen to Mosoj Chaski or an audio recording of the entire Bible in their language. This radio will be around $30.
Your station can increase the proclamation of the Gospel in Bolivia by partnering with NRB and these other ministries, and providing radios to the Quechua in Bolivia.
COST: $20-30 per radio. Thousands are needed.
You, your ministry, organization, or station can help. Contact Ron Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 446-1094.
Click on this link to view more about Radio Mosoj Chaski in Bolivia.