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Travis & Beth Burkhalter

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When God directed Travis and Beth Burkhalter to serve Indigenous people groups in Central and South America, Travis decided to learn the language of one particular Indigenous people group without any known believers. “We are convinced they need to hear the [Gospel] stories in their heart language to fully understand. Learning the language is a long-term task that will take years.”

The language is unwritten, and Travis has no resources to help so he is developing his own lesson plans and training his language helper, a friend from the people group who speaks Spanish. Each weekday, they spend two hours going over the daily lesson that Travis spent time planning the evening before. “It is a daunting task,” Travis says, “but I am extremely motivated because I know souls hang in the balance.

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PRAY for the Burkhalters as they continue to learn the language and serve among these Indigenous people groups.

For more about this story, visit: https://www.imb.org/2021/03/29/daunting-task-ill-persevere-says-missionary-colombia