The Wampis are an independent indigenous people group in Peru. They live in isolated communities and are considered an autonomous territorial government. They have their own system of government, constitution, and parliament. The deforestation of the Amazon rainforest by lumberjacks and illegal miners led the tribe to seek autonomy in order to regain control and management of their territory which they believe mother Earth, Nunkui, lives.
Engagement // What's Happening Now
One of LAC World Missions seven priority initiatives is church planting. They have planted 218,335 places of worship with 30,262,608 adherents, but 83 percent of LAC remains spiritually lost.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
The Wampis do not have a full Bible translated into their language. Wycliffe says, “People groups all over Peru are experiencing that firsthand. God’s Word is being translated into their language, and as they understand its truths it releases them from oppression and transforms their communities.” Pray the Wampis will have that experience as the Bible is translated into their language.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for the following:
- Pray God calls missionaries and church planters to plant churches in Wampis villages.
- Pray for God’s guidance as translators prepare an Old Testament in their language.
- Pray that God will pour out his Spirit on Wampis Christians and empower them to reach other Wampis villages with the gospel.