Karuazu in Brazil

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People Name: Karuazu
Country: Brazil
10/40 Window: No
Population: 800
World Population: 800
Primary Language: Portuguese
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Amazon
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Karuazu people are one of the Guarani groups, which includes a cluster of ethnic groups. They were always nomadic hunters and food gatherers. Their homeland is in Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul state.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Karuazu have an intimate knowledge of their physical environment. They depend on the local plants and animals for their survival.

Their oral history preserves not only their language but their culture. It includes myths, stories and legends that are taught by one generation to the next.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Karuazu people are animists who worship the spirits of the land. To them, the land and the spirit world are closely related. Shamans are important religious figures in their culture.

What Are Their Needs?

The Karuazu people are in danger of losing control of their homeland to logging and mining interests. They want to preserve their way of life, including their language and cultural practices.

Prayer Points

Pray the Karuazu would see they can enjoy abundant life if they put their trust in Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Lord to intervene in their families, calling people to his side and blessing them in every way.

Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers.

Pray for their hearts to be drawn to the Lord of lords.

Pray for the birth of an unstoppable church planting movement.

Text Source:   Joshua Project