A2Z - N is for Nando's Bible

Ordinary Lives. From a 2 z 4 u & me


Five years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Fernando Angeles, a man who grew up in a small village in the eastern mountains of Mexico. As a child, Nando spoke Tenek (an oral language at that time)and only heard about God in Latin or Spanish.

After he had gone away to school and learned to read Spanish, he was given a New Testament. He read the entire book in ten months and learned that salvation didn't come from being good and following rules, but by believing in Jesus' gift of eternal life.

He went to Bible school and later to the United States to learn more. Now, he and his wife, Christy, minister to his own people. They are also translating the Bible into Tenek so others can hear Christ speaking in their own language.

I have written about Nando's Bible, and I had the privilege of teaching it to our VBS this summer. I am hoping to publish it soon so that young people will see the need to reach out to those around the world who have never heard the Gospel in their own language.
(See an excerpt from Nando's Bible HERE.)

Pray for Fernando and Christy Angeles, facing the darkness of sin while they strive to reach the Tenek people of Mexico.


Barbara Lynn Culler said...

That's really cool!

It's amazing how one simple act of recieving a Bible brought so much glory to God!

Joanne Sher said...

I love hearing about this, Vonnie. Super post for N. And what a testimony!

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

Great post. I will pray for them.

Marji Laine said...

I love the way that missions have cropped up all over working to learn a language, create a written language for it, translate the Bible into it, and then teach the people that speak it to read. So cool. We support such a mission that goes throughout the world doing that - Pioneer Bible Translators. Such amazing and blessed work!

Rita Garcia said...

Fantastic! Praying for them right now! Hugs!

Niki Turner said...

Awesome testimony! There is so much we don't know about Mexico here in the U.S. It's truly a much more complex nation than we think.

Yvonne Blake said...

Thanks for the comments and the prayers. They are heavy on my heart today.

Patty Wysong said...

Love this, Vonnie. Praying for them today.

Laury said...

I had forgotten that Nando was a real man, Vonnie. Thank you for reminding me! Praying for Nando and his family right now.

Yvonne Blake said...

I still haven't heard anything from them. I'm still praying.

Barbara, it's twice as interesting to know that the Gideon NT was given to him by the witch doctor's son, and Fernando doesn't know how he ever
got it. When someone is seeking the truth, God has His ways of showing it.

Sparrow said...

One of my dad's best friends is in Mexico working on translating the Bible into Chatino. Such wonderful ministries they and Nando are doing!

Shelley Ledfors said...

I loved reading about Nando and his Bible. I will pray for him and his wife in their ministry.


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