Guest Post by Chris Johnson
To Every Tribe did an awesome and weighty thing on January 14! During our 2012 Open House, To Every Tribe adopted an unreached people group in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. We first came into contact with this people group (named People Q for security reasons) during a 2011 scouting trip conducted by To Every Tribe missionaries. These same missionaries are now focusing on the People Q as the location for a church planting team.
People Q is the second group To Every Tribe has adopted in Oaxaca. A To Every Tribe church planting team now lives in a village of the first people group. That team is in the process of learning both Spanish and the Indian dialect of the people, as well as acquiring cultural understanding.
During the adoption ceremony, a formal letter of commitment was signed by the President of To Every Tribe, David Sitton, and our Mexico Field Director, AJ Gibson. AJ began the ceremony with an explanation of the people group adoption process. Missionary Chris Johnson then explained how To Every Tribe came to discover and begin to develop relationships with People Q. The ceremony ended with a wonderful time of prayer for People Q, for a team to go and give their lives to bring them the Gospel, and, no matter what the cost, for a church to be planted in this region of spiritual darkness.
To Every Tribe will continue get to know the People Q better through medical clinics we are planning for the village. We pray for the People Q regularly: for God to open their eyes and save them, and to build His church in that mountainous area. The formation of a team to reach the People Q is already in process. Please pray for a team of church planters to become well-formed and quickly deployed to the village, for the glory of God and the advance of the gospel of Christ into this unreached region.