Dany Parado

Fun Fact

For a stretch of several years, Dany sat in front of his computer for eight hours a day recording New Testaments in different languages. He says that by the end of a translation he could sometimes correct the translators in their own languages if they made a mistake.

Dany Parado grew up in a missionary family of musicians. His father taught him how to play the Andean instruments as a kid. At the age of twelve Dany was traveling with his family from church to church playing Christian music in Quechua. They even recorded a couple of cassettes. During that time, many preached against using Quechua instruments to praise God, but during the years of terrorism from 1980 to 1990, Quechua music helped fuel the Church. This impact is what convinced Dany that God was pleased with Quechua music, and also that audio ministry was important. Dany says, “Even today I travel to the mountains and I hear the music that we wrote twenty years ago”.

Dany first started working with the Runa Simi as a technician, helping the Communications team record New Testaments in different languages, and music in Quechua. One day, Al Shannon came to Runa Simi to give a course on Radio Broadcasting. Dany was impressed because he didn’t know there was a ministry in which he could reach so many people.

Today, Dany is a Radio Broadcasting professor. He travels to different towns in the mountains and jungles of Peru, training indigenous leaders to successfully develop and maintain radio ministries. He also helps different radio stations with technical maintenance for their stations.  Through this ministry Dany helps indigenous leaders reach out to hundreds of thousands of people in surrounding communities with the Word of God.

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