The Word of God for Quechea Speakers
The Quechua are an indigenous people group in Peru, and typically inhabit the rural mountainous regions of the country. Some maintain their traditional way of life, while others have adapted to the mainstream society.
The influence of the Spanish has drastically changed the face of their belief system through the introduction of Catholicism. Syncretism is widespread; it is common for each town to have a patron saint, or to pay homage to the virgin. The Catholic teachings they have heard have become intermingled with their own animistic traditions.
A true understanding of the gospel is virtually unknown. They do not have much of a concept of Jesus as being the Son of God or the Savior. If they have heard about the one true God, or even of Jesus Christ, a saving knowledge of Him and active Christ-followers are rare.
ACCESSIBILITY OF GOD’S WORD IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP
Recording & Engagement Partners
Faith Comes by Hearing, Peruvian Bible Society
YouVersion, Davar website and app, Megavoice, Kivah, Digital Bible Library, bible.is
We are seeking funding for the Old Testament in Quechua, which will be combined with an existing New Testament. This investment is a gift beyond measure for a people group of rich history, yet meager living in the growing shadow of tourism and commerce.