The transformation witnessed among the Urarina tribe clearly demonstrated the need for new technological tools and strategies to share the Gospel to remote people groups. Drawing on his electrical engineering background, David developed a solar-powered audio/video system for presenting the Gospel to individuals and large groups without the need for electricity or internet. The impact of these tools inspired David and his brother to begin Renew World Outreach, with the goal to equip the body of Christ to take the Gospel to the hard to reach parts of the earth.
Not long after those first JESUS Film showings, Renew began distributing projection systems to the Urarinas so they could make Gospel presentations in the Amazon. But the Urarinas still needed a way to grow in the Word of God. They were mostly illiterate, and even those who could read and write preferred to learn orally. This need prompted the development of the Papyrus solar-powered audio Bible: a loud, rugged tool designed to facilitate audio Bible listening groups in each village.
Once audio Bible distribution began, and listening groups were established, the results spoke for themselves. Our Urarina friend, Segundo, was one of the first to provide feedback of how the audio Bibles were working. He explained that before he heard the Gospel, he often got drunk and fought with his neighbor; a lifestyle passed down for generations.
After receiving an audio Bible, he began to play it as suggested, every three or four days with a small listening group. About eight neighbors would regularly come over as they would sit and try to figure out what the words meant.
When asked what Segundo liked most, he replied without hesitation,
“Jesus! And Love! I never heard about love! I never knew love. Forgiveness? I never knew anything about forgiveness. I learned about love and forgiveness and my neighbor I used to fight with. We listen together in our listening group. Something has happened to me. God is changing my spirit. My heart aches for the others in my village that do not listen to God’s Word. I hurt for them. I want them to find the things that I have found. I want them to hear what I have heard.”
Since that time, our mission remains rooted in reaching the most remote: those that have no chance in receiving the Gospel in their heart language. Often when we think of those unreached, we might envision someone situated in the middle of nowhere or in some far corner of the earth. However, the unreached have many faces. For instance, while some are from the most remote places on the planet – decorated with feathers and piercings – others live their lives in modern cities where the government and religion might prevent them from hearing the Truth. All of them are considered unreached and need to receive the message of Jesus. The actual strategy changes for each location. Reaching the unreached in Central Asia looks a lot different than reaching those in the Amazon jungle.
Renew is here to help develop and distribute these strategies and equipment for those willing to go to the unreached. We produce the tools that will allow those in Middle Eastern cities, thick jungles, mountainous villages, and everywhere in between, to have access to the Truth, our King and Savior, Jesus.
Renew is here to help develop and distribute these strategies and equipment for those willing to go to the unreached.
the unreached with technology
souls by sharing the Gospel
believers with God’s Word
Use our durable and solar powered equipment to help you share the Gospel in even the most remote and undeveloped regions.
Create a WiFi hub or use Bluetooth or MicroSD cards for offline Gospel media distribution in the “rarely-connected” developing world.
Deploy discreet, portable, and personal Gospel media presentation and distribution solutions for secure regions.
Share the Gospel through video and audio presentation and distribution systems, with media available in over 1,200 languages.