After my wife Jo and I accepted the Canelas’ invitation 50 years ago to come and live with them in their jungle village in Brazil, we never heard a Canela pray. Why should they? Their Creator had abandoned them.
The concept of a yoke placed on animals is completely foreign [in this language group]. Thus, we have struggled greatly in our attempt to translate Matthew 11: 29-30.
“Even though I had heard the Word of God before,” says Emmanuel, “it had never spoken to my heart . . . as it did when I started hearing it being read to me in my mother tongue.”