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Bruchko is an autobiographical book [1] by Bruce Olson, telling the story of his work as a Christian missionary with the Motilone Barí Indians, an indigenous tribe living in Colombia and Venezuela.

Bruchko by Bruce Olson is a book about a young boy and his calling to a native tribe in South America. The book begins by retelling his unusual encounter with Christ within a church that did not recognize that encounter. He later feels a distinct calling from God to move to South America and share this faith with a certain tribe called the Motilones near the border of Colombia and Venezuela, in spite of warnings about their unmatched violence and killings. After years of disease, outright torture, and seeming misfortunes and wrong turns he finally gains acceptance with the Motilones. Largely through his friendship with Bobarishora ("Bobby"), Bruce ("Bruchko") introduces the tribe to faith in Jesus Christ. Bruce discovers that Christ himself will lead His church, that the Gospel of the Bible does not necessitate robbery of indigenous culture, and that suffering is often a necessary part of the Christian life.


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