Unreached of Day: 2022-1-22

South Ucayali Asheninka in Peru
South Ucayali Asheninka

South Ucayali Asheninka in Peru
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South Ucayali Asheninka in Peru

The South Ucayali Asheninka in Peru are very similar to other Asheninka groups. However, they live in the central jungle areas of the Peruvian Amazon. Like their cousins, they have suffered greatly at the hands of outsiders and terrorist groups. They are subsistence farmers and work mostly in the morning and rest during the heat of the afternoon. The men go hunting and fishing in the evenings. They have an animistic worldview and rely on shamans to appease wicked spirits.

Ministry Obstacles

Their animistic worldview is a major barrier to understanding that there is only one God and that he has already provided the only sacrifice needed to save them and give them eternal hope. Lack of education and the confusion from an outside alphabet system are obstacles to literacy.

Outreach Ideas

Mission agencies and personnel that can provide health care, educational opportunities and agricultural skills would give the South Ucayali Asheninka a more stable lifestyle.

Scripture Focus

"And Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word."  1 Kings 18:21

Scripture Prayer

Pray that today’s people group will indeed see the vast difference between the Lord and any other deity. Pray that they will follow Him.

Prayer Focus

There may be few true believers in this people group. Pray for their growth and the courage to share Christ with their families and communities. Pray for those trying to improve the lifestyle of the Asheninka group to make great strides, resulting in a people movement to Christ.

South Ucayali Asheninka in Peru

People Name: South Ucayali Asheninka
Pronunciation:oo-kah-YAH-lee ah-SHEN-ing-kah
Country: Peru
10/40 Window: No
Population: 17,000
World Population: 17,000
Language: Asheninka, South Ucayali
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherent: 1.6%
Evangelical: 1.4%
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Status: Unreached
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