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Leaves October 14, 2013
2 week team returns _ October28_ 3 week
team returns _ November 4, 2013
your congregation has a group that would like to participate in a
campaign please contact Jerry.
Baptized Restored Weddings New Congregation Established
March Trip 30 2 0 0
June Trip 8 7 0 0
October Trip 17 2 0 Rec'd permission to build a building in Katoka Village.
2013 Total 55 11 0 0
Missions ~ Guyana
May 14, 2013
to you in the name of the
Lord. I hope you are all doing well by the grace of the Lord. As
Frances and me, we are doing fine. The main thing is that we are still
progress toward our goal of carrying the Gospel to the Amerindians of
latest trip took us to Katoka
Village with a population of more than 700. This village is
in Region 9 in southern Guyana. We had a team of 8 Americans, 2
Trinidadians and about 20 Guyanese Christians. We traveled to
our mission truck, an army truck and several motorcycles. This
first time to visit this village. The captain of the village,
Brown, issued permission for us to come there to conduct a campaign for
Christ. Our travel went well until we came to a creek where a
wooden bridge was not able to bear the weight of the army truck.
attempt to drive through the creek, the truck got stuck. The truck,
loaded with all of our campaign supplies, had to be unloaded.
After a lot
of work, the army truck made it through the creek. We loaded
again and continued toward the village and came to the Rupununi River.
as far as the army truck could go. The only way to cross the river was
a pontoon barge. This required several trips back and forth until
everything and everyone was across the river. Once on the other
had to make several trips from the river to the village using the
and a tractor with a trailer to get everything into the village. There
buildings that we were able to use. One was used for our kitchen
other for conducting services.
soon as we arrived in the village
our cooks went to work preparing a meal for our trail weary team. Since
was no guest house in Katoka, we had to set up our tents where we would
for the next nine nights. Each member of the team was issued a tent and
sleeping pad or air mattress. We located the bath house where we
a bucket of water each day to take our bath. We also were pleased
a newly built out house. In the building where the services were
had new benches which Archer Moses and his wife, Laureen had made.
Archer is 27
years old and a student at Guyana Christian University in Lethem. We
impressed when we learned that they had borrowed a chain saw, bought
gasoline and cut the wood for the benches. Archer’s wife is from
and is the sister of the village captain’s wife.
the first full day in the village
we started with a devotional after having a breakfast of sausage, eggs,
and freshly baked rolls and coffee. We divided the team into
to canvas the village to tell the villagers about the campaign. The two
religious groups in the village are the Anglicans and the Christian
Fellowship. After being taught, Lennox was the first one to
Christian. The mission truck was used to carry those wanting to be
the river, about 3 miles from the village.
delivered school supplies donated
by the Point Fortin congregation in Trinidad where Ken Mohammed is
preacher. These were presented
to Marcil Laurindo, the Headmaster of the Katoka Primary School. He
to present a lesson to the students from the Bible. This is
that we cannot do in our own country. What a shame! Also a lot of
medicines, donated by the North Side congregation in Corinth, MS, were
presented to the head health worker, Jeff Marco. Both of these
expressed their sincere gratitude for what we were doing to help the
their village. Members of our team were able to present the
both of these men and their families. Although they did not obey
Truth, we pray they will in the future. Please pray especially
two men because they have tremendous influence in the village.
addition to medical and school
supplies, we distributed Bibles, clothes, belts, bears made by ladies
various congregations and over the counter medicines to those who
services on Sunday.
commend all of our mission team
for working so well together. They all set a great example
servitude and as a result, 23 precious souls were baptized. I
could tell you the details of the people we met and taught. The
seed was planted and in due season the Lord will give more
There is no doubt that this effort was a historical event. The
church is now established in Katoka and this village will never be the
For those who went and for those who supported us to go, together we
did a work
of which I am convinced that the Lord is pleased.
responsibilities did not end
when the campaign ended. There are 23 lambs that will need
teaching and encouragement to ensure that they do not go back into the
We have made arrangements for Archer Moses to go back to Katoka every
to conduct services and follow up on those who were baptized and to
others who will make the decision to become a Christian. The
be meeting in the house of the village captain. His wife,
baptized and is now our sister in Christ. As the village
captain’s wife, she is
responsible for preparing meals for people who come to the village on
business matters. She therefore will be able to influence a lot
that pass through Katoka by giving them Gospel tracts.
we left Katoka we have
received reports of 7 more persons being baptized. Also Thomas George,
director of our preacher school, said he expected Jeff Marco and his
be baptized the weekend of May 5. I haven’t heard yet if this
the Lord bless you continually
for your generosity toward the overall work of the Lord that we are
together in Guyana, South America.
with you for the Lord,
Rosa Village, Moruca,
c/o Acquero PO, Mora Road, NWD Region 1, Guyana, South America
with gratitude and heartfelt
thanksgiving to God that I pen these few words to you.
four years ago I was born a
Catholic. I was schooled in the best Catholic schools in Guyana. I
attended the Catholic seminary and the best
University in the West Indies. I was ordained a Roman Catholic priest
my former colleagues are
Catholic Bishops in the West Indies. Among them the Bishop of
Georgetown, Guyana, who was at Santa Rosa,
Moruca the day I was baptized in the waters of the Moruca River.
Twenty-two years ago I rebelled
against the rule of Rome and was excommunicated. I felt like one
moment I was a prince and the next day I
was an outcast wandering in the wilderness. There were moments when I
longed for the flesh pots of Egypt (Rome)
but I survived as the years went by.
wilderness experience I have
been near death’s door several times but each time the Lord sent
His angels to
show me the way. I often thought that now
I would be a better minister of God’s Word, but my church would
not have me.
year I left the security of a
well-paid job with pension and medical insurance for my family and
my native Moruca. I trusted that God
would show me a way to provide for my family. In nine months I fought
leadership of my village. I did not win but I
won enough votes to be made Deputy Toshao of our village.
capacity as Deputy Toshao, I
learned that a team of Americans were coming to our village. Brother
Marcello requested written approval which I
gave and was happy to welcome on arrival in Moruca.
amazing how God worked. I have
been searching and praying for many years that the Lord would send
the right people into my life. In fact,
only that morning I had asked the Lord to do just that.
all my years no one had tried to
evangelize me and I never thought that I would leave the Catholic
though I was an outcast.
took the witness of two blind old
people, Judith and Theophilus Francis, as they were led to the waters
to make me wonder about your
mission. The joy in their heart triggered something in my soul.
many questions were running
through my mind. Are you guys for real? The first time the white man
came they took our land! What do you guys want
from us? Can I trust you? So many questions, so little time for
discernment, yet I felt a yearning in my soul for
a new beginning in my life.
remembered as a young man a
Christian woman coming to pray for me. As we prayed I felt a presence.
afraid. Then I felt great joy as a voice said
to me, “Vincent, I love you, why don’t you trust me?”
felt the same way as Gene and
yourself prepared me for baptism. Satan was there in the car that
afternoon saying “What will your friend the
Bishop say when he learns what you have done? Do you not have a special
invitation for tomorrow’s celebration? Indeed I
had been specially invited to the (Roman Catholic) church the following
was a war raging in my soul
that afternoon. I believe I asked whether I could trust you. You
not trust us, but trust the Lord. We may fail
you, but he will not.” In fear and trembling I took the leap of
faith and was
baptized. As I left the waters of baptism, I
thought I would share the good news with my wife. She flipped! The
at me that evening! What to do? I found
the answer in chapter 4 of the book, (The Beginning of our Confidence
Pharr) who is in charge. Who is in charge?
Jesus is in charge. I told Him my problem and went to sleep.
Jesus help, and yours, my wife
was baptized. We have a long way to go, but I am happy I made the first
step. I am still searching for the truth
and each day I ask the Lord to teach me, guide and protect us.
He also keep you strong in the
faith. Do give my regards to all the members of the team who came to
Word with us in Moruca. May the Seed you have sown bear much fruit. I
your brother in Christ,
Amerindian Missions - Guyana
Jerry O. Davidson, Missionary
Summerdale Church of Christ
P.O. Box 314
Summerdale, Alabama 36580
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