Many of today's Jebero live along the Rio Platanayacu Lagoon, located in the district of Jeberos, in Peru. The Jebereo people speak Jebero, belonging to the Cahuapana Family of languages. As their generations are growing, the Jebero language is becoming less common young people using Spanish and Quecha in favor of Jebero.
They are traditionally horticulturists who relied on Sweet manioc, maize, cotton, bananas, and sugarcane. Although the area had little game, they hunted what they could; manatees and fish.
Engagement // What's Happening Now
The church has been growing in the Latin America and Caribbean region, with churches springing up in many countries. Many of the larger cities have churches with congregations in the thousands. Many believers also attend smaller churches in the more remote villages and towns.
To find out more about reaching this region visit the LAC World Missions website.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
The Jebero live in smaller communities, but the Gospel is still beginning to reach them as well, as they are now around 1% Evangelical. The need for co-laborers in the harvest field is great.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for the following:
- Pray that the hearts of the Jebero will be opened to the Gospel
- Pray for a strong national church to arise out of the Jebero
- Pray for willing workers to go and spread the Gospel among the Jebero
Photo Source: Joshua Project