‘Good people have serious problems.’ Lessons learned in Guyana’s Region 9

ANNAI, Guyana (BNc) by Charles Box — Annai is located in the interior of Guyana. It is in a section of Guyana known as Region 9. The people who live in Annai are called Amerindians. Annai is made up of five villages: Annai, Rupertee, Kwatamang, Wowetta, and Surama.

The total population for these five villages is around 3000 people. The leading political official in Annai is called the Toshao. Each village also has a council that works with the Toshao to govern each village. Continue reading “‘Good people have serious problems.’ Lessons learned in Guyana’s Region 9”

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Ten thousand Bibles ordered for Guyana

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

SUMMERDALE, Ala (BNc) — Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindians in Guyana, reports placing an order for 10,000 Award Bibles from P & D Bookstore, Rock Hill, S.C. at cost with free shipping. In addition, he ordered 500 giant print Bibles which will be given to new converts.

Davidson said while in Guyana on a mission trip, Lloyd Beard gave a 66 year-old man a Bible. The man said, “This is the first time I have ever held a Bible in my hands.” The motto of the Amerindian Mission effort is, “The  Lord’s church in every village, and a Bible in every hut.”

When the Bibles arrive at the Summerdale church of Christ, Summerdale, AL, the plan of salvation will be inserted inside the cover along with contact information for the churches of Christ. They will then be shipped to Guyana, to be used as mass distribution Bibles each time the mission team goes to Guyana. A Bible will be given to everyone who wants one.

Anyone desiring to help give Bibles to these remote areas may contact Jerry Davidson at 251-510-9350 or davidsonjo@aol.com. For more information, please visit  www.amerindianmissions.com.

Amerindian Mission Trip is Fruitful

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindians in Guyana, returned home Monday evening from his latest mission trip. Davidson has been leading groups deep into the Guyana bush to establish the church for 13 years. A team of eight Americans, two Trinidadians and approximately 25 Guyanese, arrived on February 21, for a three week soul-winning effort. Continue reading “Amerindian Mission Trip is Fruitful”

42 Guyanese baptized in Amerindian campaign

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

GUYANA, (BNc) — Jerry O. Davidson, missionary to the Amerindians in Guyana, took another team of workers deep into the bush country of Guyana Mar. 8-29.

Davidson has been working with the Amerindians for 12 years. He takes a mission team three times each year into the deepest parts of the country, where the Amerindian people live in mud huts without electricity and running water.

The mission team in March included 10 Americans, approximately 40 Guyanese and two Trinidadians. One lady who went from the Summerdale church is already making plans for her next trip. Often those who go once want to return again and again. Continue reading “42 Guyanese baptized in Amerindian campaign”

Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.

Women sew for Guyana children

by Glenda Williams

GENEVA, Ala., (BNc) — Six ladies in three different parts of the country, who may never meet this side of heaven, all share common goals.

“It’s wonderful. I don’t want to quit. My favorite pasttime is making dresses,” says Lona Cantrell, pictured.

All the ladies are using what they have, not what they wish they had, to make little dresses, or outfits, for the children in the Amerindian villages of Guyana. Lona Cantrell holds the record of the most dresses made thus far.

“I have made over 350,” she said. “I cut out 6-7 at a time and sew 2-3 dresses a day. Every other Wednesday I take in a new batch of dresses and hang them up in the back of the church building for others to see, hoping it will encourage them.” Continue reading “Women sew for Guyana children”

Barbara has been involved in missions for over 25 years, both in the field and in publishing.