Hello brothers, God bless you and your family.
As some of you know we just finish a trip to one place call Bongo, for us is a 2 full days hiking (in theory), I was supposed to go with 3 more Indians (Bernabe, Alexis, and Martin).
Allow me to give a background of this trip to Bongo. Two years ago we heard about a place that is deep in the rain forest, we started to try to find a guide to take us to that place but we didn’t find him, we needed to find one for we did not know our way there. Then , if happened, Bernabe found one man that has family in that place, so Bernabe planned the expedition to Bongo. At the beginning there were 10 Ngobe signed up for this, but as I like to say, emotions burn fast, at the end just 3 stayed in the plan, as well as myself.
We where excited with this new expedition, personally it was one of my dreams to be able to go deep into the rain forest and jungle sharing Jesus to others that don't know about Him, when I met the guide, the first question a made was, Do you know who is Jesus?... and his answer was, I just heard His name but i don't know who is he, my heart just got sad and happy at the same time because people are getting lost, but happy that God put this team together in order to sent them to that place.
The trip was this past Sept the 12th to the 16th, we where ready to go, but I couldn’t make it. This past June I hurt my ankle in a mission trip and since then my ankle is not ok, I thought I could but it was not going to work. After two hiking hours it started to hurt, so I thought “two hours hiking vs two days hike?”, so I took the difficult decision to let the team carry on, I talked with Bernabe the situation, gave him my camera, the GPS and batteries and asked him to take every information about the place and I returned with a heavy heart. But....
When they left I saw the answer to one of my prayers to God, to see more Indians disciples reaching their own and go to difficult places, places where neither latin or foreigners can go. Please keep praying for these disciples.
Now the report from the trip.
That day the guide’s family received the Lord, the name of the guide is Eliberto, a total of 6 people conform the family and all of them said “Yes”, therefore a house of peace is in place, where the new church can start to blossom. There are 200 people in the village and there are more in the surrounding villages. The team was able to visit 3 different villages in this trip. Names and geographical coordinates are at the end of the report, you are welcome to visit them.
Now the plan for this place is as follows.
The plan is that in the next trip we may be able to send more natives, Bernabe will search for true disciples, ready to become a SEAL team for the Lord for those places, the ministry is to provide for their travel expenses and what is needed to complete the task and surely I will try my best to join them next time.
edited by T.Vega
Geographical coordinates as follows:
Bongo: N 08º37.932’W 081º48.197’
Canoa: N 08º39.998’W 081º48.191’
Guayacan: N 08º40.628’W 081º48.077
some videos from the trail.
video from the village
video of Bernabe
You can see how difficult is the trial in some pictures and will see Bernabe and his team praying for people and share Jesus, they took these pictures.