Unreached of Day: 2023-3-5

Kuruaya in Brazil

Kuruaya in Brazil

There are writings about the Kuruaya of Brazil dating to the seventeenth century. They have had problems with raiders and they were almost extinct in the 1960s. As a consequence, they and other indigenous Brazilians are now protected by the government. Outsiders are not allowed into indigenous areas of the Amazon Basin. For some advocates of indigenous peoples, this also means the Basin is off limits to missionaries. Agriculture is their main work. They cultivate fruit trees such as mangos and bananas, and they also plant cocoa and beans. They speak Portuguese and Kuruaya and practice an ethnic religion.

Ministry Obstacles

Although the Bible exists in Portuguese, it is not available in Kuruaya.

Outreach Ideas

Radio evangelism in Portuguese and personal evangelism by outsiders whom they trade with might be ways to take Christ to them. Medical ministry may open them to missionaries.

Scripture Focus

"Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD."  Psalm 32:10

Scripture Prayer

Pray for many from this people group to notice this stark difference and turn to the Lord.

Prayer Focus

Pray that any nearby indigenous churches would be led by God's Spirit to evangelize these people. Pray that the Brazilian government would allow the evangelization of small tribes. Pray for dreams and visions of Jesus to open the people to the gospel. Pray that the chiefs and leaders among the Kuruaya would come to Jesus Christ and lead the others to salvation.

Kuruaya in Brazil

People Name: Kuruaya
Country: Brazil
10/40 Window: No
Population: 200
World Population: 200
Language: Portuguese
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherent: 5.0%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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