Living along the banks of the Urubamba River in Peru, the Caquinte are a remote Campa Indian tribe of a mere 400 people. This indigenous people group sustains itself through farming, hunting, and fishing. Campa relations with missionaries in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were hostile. In more recent years, Christian relationship with the Campa has progressed; however, they remain unreached.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
Engagement with the hundreds of indigenous tribal groups in Latin America is at the heart of LAC World Missions. LAC World Missions is partnering with local churches to meet cultural needs, as well as equip and mobilize missionaries to further God’s Kingdom.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
As these people are becoming more open to Christians and missionaries and as some may even be accepting the message of Christ, pray that more workers and churches will begin to join the effort of evangelism, discipleship, and other ministries in these communities.
Partnership // Move Beyond
- As LAC leaders send missionaries to the Caquinte and other indigenous tribes, pray for an anointing on their ministry and fruitfulness in their efforts.
- Pray for the hearts of Caquinte who have negative preconceptions of foreigners to be open to the message.
- Pray for LAC’s pioneer work to reach people like the Caquinte. Pray for boldness and encouragement for those God is calling to the mission field.
- The Caquinte have the New Testament but need the Old Testament and the Jesus film in their language.
- Pray for creativity, strategy, and God’s leading in reaching indigenous communities. Assimilation to a Western form of Christianity could prove difficult, so the LAC’s UPG initiative states, “We are rethinking traditional ideas of the church and how the Kingdom of God is to be expanded.”