The Huichol are an indigenous people who live in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains of western Mexico about 200 miles southeast of the city of Mazatlán. The Huichol successfully resisted the Spanish conquerors for many years due to the rugged, remote land in which they lived. Unlike almost all Mexican tribal peoples, the Huichol clung to their folk religion and did not accept Roman Catholicism of the Spanish. Over 5,000 of them have migrated to the Chicago area of the United States, forcing them to change much of their traditional lifestyle.
In Mexico, the Huichol are animists and ancestor worshippers. Village shamans play a big role in their religious and physical lives. These shamans connect the Huichol to the spiritual world and act as medical doctors. Such beliefs become weaker for those in the urban United States.
Believers can help meet the spiritual, social and physical need of newly arrived Huichol as they integrate into modern society.
"From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth" Psalm 104:13-14
Pray for this people group to be amazed at His abundant blessings!
Pray for Mexican believers to reach out to the Huichol people. Pray that the leaders of the Huichol community in the United States would be open to the message of Jesus Christ. Pray the Lord would move believers to help meet the needs of the Huichol. Pray for a disciple making movement to begin among the Huichol of Chicago and Mexico.
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