The people who now form the community of Mixtepec migrated into the region during the 15th century from surrounding areas.
Mixtepec is located in the south of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca in the mountainious region of the Sierra Madre del Sur.
The people live in small village communities. They grow corn and vegetables and some have a few cows, sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys or chicken.
The predominant religion is Roman Catholic, but for centuries the people have mixed it with the pre-Columbianic beliefs in the gods of rain, the earth, the rivers and other spiritual beings.
Their biggest need is for spiritual liberation from the opression of the forces of darkness who cause much fear, envy and effectively block the way to find salvation in the Lord himself.
* Pray for spiritual growth for the few Christians, so they can be shining lights and effective testimonies to their relatives and neighbors.
* Thank God for the freedom they have to express their faith and pray that it might continue to be this way.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Mixteco, San Juan Mixtepec, Juxtlahuaca|
|People Name in Country||Mixteco, San Juan Mixtepec|
|Population in Mexico||12,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Juxtlahuaca, Mixtec, East Juxtlahuaca|
|Region||Central and South America|
|Persecution Rank||40 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Sierra Mixteca. Source: COMIMEX, 2004|
|Primary Language:||Mixtec, Mixtepec (12,000 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||mix Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Primary Language:||Mixtec, Mixtepec|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1974-1979)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Film / Video||Luke Video|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.70 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|