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This is one incredible true-life story of the 50+ year Ken & Elaine Jacobs’ commitment to Bible translation!
The Chamulas of southern Mexico had little hope. Descendants of the once-proud Maya Indians, they were enslaved by Spanish conquistadors to build a great city and its cathedrals. Centuries later the majority Ladino population continued to discriminate against them.
Chamulas kept themselves poor and wretched by practicing witchcraft and ritual alcoholism within a system designed to keep any one man or woman from rising above the rest. To protect themselves, the tribe kept outsiders at arm’s length and violently guarded their traditions.
Fear was perhaps the greatest price Chamulas paid for the counterfeit comfort of tradition — fear of fellow Mayas and fear of gods who required unwavering obedience and sacrifice.
Then it happened: Chamulas finally met their own written language — written words in their own mother tongue. These startling words caused tens of thousands to abandon their allegiance to death and poverty. These words forged prosperous new lives and permeated communities with uncompromising hope.
For the Chamula people, These Words Changed Everything.
“This book contains the thrilling story [about] God using Ken and Elaine Jacobs to bring His Written Word to tens of thousands of people living in southern Mexico. I met this godly couple more than 45 years ago but had no idea just how vast God’s plan was … You will love this exciting true story!”
Minister, Author, and Lead Co-author of the "Left Behind" Series
“The Chamula story belongs among the greatest of missions epics. If God can reach the Chamulas with the Good News of Jesus Christ, then God can reach any group of people. And God did!”
President — National Association of Evangelicals, Washington DC
Pastor — Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie MN
192-page paperback, plus 8 pages of color photos from Chamula.
STEM Press exists to extend God’s glory by publishing and distributing mission trip preparation, mission trip training curriculum and mission trip resources that equip, support, and improve U.S. churches’ short-term mission trip preparation efforts.
We’re preparing short-term mission teams for maximum impact in their Gospel witness!
“I just ordered resources from STEM for the first time … I was delighted with your selection of resources and your prompt order fulfillment service. I order many things via the internet and have never had better service.”
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Rev. Roger Peterson
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STEM Int’l incorporated December 1984 as a Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit Christian missions ministry. STEM relocated to Florida in 2013.
STEM Int’l was organized into three program divisions:
1. STEM Ministries (including STEM Share) — the short-term missions trip and outreach sending divisions. Between 1985 and 2013, STEM Ministries trained and sent out more than 8,000 short-term missionaries into more than a dozen nations in the Caribbean, Central & South America, and the 10/40 Window. We estimate that 15,000 people became Christ-followers as a result! In 2009 the Lord spoke clearly to us, saying “That’s it!” — so our STEM Ministries/STEM Share programs wound down during the next 4 years; we ceased sending short-term mission trips in 2013.
(an interactive listing of all STEM-sent teams from 1985-2013 is available on the original archived STEM website)
2. STEM Training — training churches and other sending entities in preparing short-term mission teams with missions trip training curriculum through industry-leading training events and consulting and speaking services from the mid-1990s to about 2010 — with CEO Roger Peterson periodically available on a public speaking basis (including Perspectives Lesson #9, “The Task Remaining)”.
3. STEM Press — the missions publishing division of STEM Int’l. STEM Press began somewhat “accidentally” in 1991, when STEM Founder/CEO Roger Peterson co-authored and published a solid, empirical 40-page research study on the post-field outcomes of 366 previous STEM short-term missionaries. This study (still in print) has sold several thousand copies. Is Short-Term Mission Really Worth the Time and Money? reported statistically significant changes in prayer, financial giving, commitment to world mission, mission-related activities and education, and in feelings about returning to the mission field.
Today, STEM Press continues to provide mission trip training curriculum, mission trip resources, mission trip fundraising ideas, mission trip budgeting ideas, mission trip meeting ideas, mission trip planning curriculum, mission trip devotionals, mission trip planning checklists, mission trip packing checklists — and nearly everything needed for preparing short-term mission teams with maximum Kingdom impact!
STEM Int’l maintains our registered office in Minneapolis MN and our publications/administrative/shipping office near Orlando FL.
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