The Chamacoco are found in both Paraguay and Brazil along the Río Verde. The Chamacoco are primarily hunters and gathers. They hunt various animals and catch eel and fish from rivers and lakes, and they gather wild vegetables and honey. In the 1800’s when Europeans occupied the territory, the Chamacoco began to work in the lumber industry and in ranching. Their religious thought centers around the mysteries of life and death, harmony and disharmony. They have a pantheon of gods with a feminine figure as the head. Christian influences have come to them, but still only 2 percent are Evangelical.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Latin America Caribbean World Mission (LAC) is joining hands with the national churches to resource, equip, train, and send missionaries to reach UPGs with a contextual message and ministry. Their website states, “We are learning and teaching new strategies in order to bring our UPG missionaries to a new level of mobility, effectiveness, and sustainability of the work.”
To join in reaching the Chamacoco in Paraguay visit LAC Unreached.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray for the national church in Paraguay as they work to reach the Chamacoco and the other 405 UPGs in LAC.
- Pray churches would be planted as a place of discipleship for the Christian Chamacoco and a preaching point for the unreached.