The Yora live in the jungles of Peru and have had very limited contact with the outside world. They prefer to live in isolation, and sometimes go deep into the jungle to avoid outsiders such as loggers. They are quite vulnerable to diseases which may be brought by outsiders.
Engagement // What's Happening Now
Due to a general fear of outsiders, contact and engagement is difficult. For organizations such as LAC World Missions or the Assemblies of God Peru to engage the Yora, a foundation of trust must be made. Pray that God will provide opportunities to establish trust.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
The Yora live primarily in the Cusco and Ucayali regions. The Assemblies of God of Peru is working to reach UPGs in the region of Cusco. Their desire is to reach people groups, establish churches, and train leaders in the area. Pray for them as well as missionaries serving among them.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for the following:
- Pray for understanding and wisdom for the missionaries trying to reach the Yora
- Pray that as God provides opportunities for trust, that the hearts of the Yora would be open to the message of Christ
- Pray for protection from disease and loggers who threaten the livelihood of their community.
- Pray for the Assemblies of God of Peru and the LAC World Missions as they begin to send missionaries and plant churches in the region.
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