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Map Source: People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|Affinity Bloc:||Latin-Caribbean Americans|
How do you reach a people if they feel threatened by religious change? That is the situation for the Pipipa people of Brazil. They speak Portuguese, but their ethnic religion is deeply rooted in their identity. Leaving their traditional religion is viewed by their community as one more part of their culture robbed from them.
There are well-meaning efforts by the Brazilian government to protect indigenous people from missionaries, loggers and other outsiders who can potentially introduce diseases for which native peoples have no immunity. However well-meaning the effort is, it keeps the Pepipa from hearing about and responding to Jesus Christ.
Some Pipipa live outside their homeland and they can potentially be reached by Brazil's spiritually healthy Church. New believers among them could return to their homeland and help build a movement to Christ among this unreached people group.
Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Pipipa elders, leading them to open their community to the King of kings. Pray for physical and spiritual protection for the Pipipa and pray that this would be the decade when there is a movement to Christ among them and other indigenous peoples in Brazil.