Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: Peoples of the Red Book
|People Name:||Eskimo, Siberian|
|Primary Language:||Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Christian Adherents:||2.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|Affinity Bloc:||North American Peoples|
The ancestors of the Eskimos probably arrived in their current homeland thousands of years ago. When the Russian Empire sold Alaska to the United States in the 1867, there were indigenous peoples who were now living on either side of an international border. The Eskimos, also known as the Yupiks, share the same language today just as they did in the 19th century. In the US they are known as the "St. Lawrence Island Eskimos," and in Russia they are known as "Siberian Eskimos," and they are closely related to Russia’s Chukchi people. There are also ethnically related Eskimo tribes that live in northern Canada and Greenland, but they have different languages, and they are known as Inuits.
The Eskimo people depend on hunting wild game and fishing in their arctic homeland.
Traditionally these people worshipped various spiritual forces that they believed could benefit them. They called upon shamans to interface with the spirits.
Siberian Eskimos need the chance to earn a living in something more sustainable than fishing and hunting. They also need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.
Pray that the Siberian Eskimos will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.