It's the government against "the invisible people." The Kaxixo are indeed a small group of people, less than 1,000, located in the heart of the Amazon River Basin. The Brazilian government claims that they do not exist, but clearly they do. The Kaxixo are a tribe located mainly in Martinho Campos as well as in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. They mostly work as field hands and servants for landholders.
The Kaxixo people have been seeking recognition of their rights as an indigenous group over the past decades. Local landholders have opposed them because it would give this tribe more leverage with the local farm owners for whom they work. It is the old political story. Often indigenous people get caught in the struggle for power and control of valuable natural resources.
The Kaxixos feel isolated and invisible, but thousands of years ago, God spoke through the prophet Hosea to the children of Israel who felt lost and "invisible." "I will say to those who are not my people, you are my people!" (Hosea 2:23). In the rest of the verse, the people responded, "You are my God.""
They are in a place called Capão do Zezinho, in the Martinho Campos County, in the state of Minas Gerais.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kaxixo in Brazil.
Pray that evangelists will have the opportunity to share with the Kaxixo people that God loves them and sees them in their plight. Pray for their hearts to be ready to accept Him and say, "You are my God."
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-05-27|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-10|
|People Name General||Kaxixo|
|People Name in Country||Kaxixo|
|Population this Country||300|
|Population all Countries||300|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
Primary Language: Portuguese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1681-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Atualizada (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Corrigida (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Interconfessional (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Todays New Language (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Portuguese|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus film: view in Portuguese|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Open-licensed Bible stories on mobile app|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|