A few years ago, Brian and I prayed through a missions devotional and one of the stories stuck in my mind. It was about missionaries to Brazil who are trying to make contact with people like those in the photo above. The Brazilian government works diligently to prevent outside contact with the tribe, primarily for the tribes’ own safety from disease. However; for missionaries, how are they to reach these people groups with the Gospel?
But when I see photos like this, I wonder how many more tribes like this are out there? According to the Joshua Project, there are 57 unreached people groups in Brazil. And how can we reach them if making contact could mean disease and death for the unreached. Not to mention that fact they have weapons and war paint and look ready to spear someone.
I guess the point of this post is just to say look: these guys are out there. and they are more than likely animists. When we are praying “thy kingdom come” lets not forget about them and pray that God will make a way for isolated tribes to hear the Gospel.