Orphans of Guatemala
UNICEF estimates there are over 500,000 orphans in Guatemala. Many of these children have at least one living parent but come from families facing tremendous poverty such that they are unable to feed and provide for their children. One child is abandoned in Guatemala City every four days. Guatemala has the second-highest child murder rate in the world. Some say it is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child. While the nation of Guatemala is considered to be 95% Christian, only 22% of those are Evangelical. Over 70% practice a mixture of Catholicism and local folk religions. Pray for children’s homes like Hope For Tomorrow that will teach these children the truths of the gospel and raise them to be followers of Jesus Christ.
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Ways To Pray:
- Pray for the 143 million orphans worldwide.
- Pray for orphan care workers and ministries In Guatemala and all over the world.
- Pray for God to show each of us something we can do to help orphans in need.
- Pray for orphaned and vulnerable children to learn and love the gospel.
PRAYING FOR UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
A people group is defined as an ethno-linguistic group with a common self-identity that is shared by the various members. For strategic purposes it is the largest group within which the Gospel can spread without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance.
A people group is considered unreached (UPG) when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting. Technically speaking, the percentage of evangelical Christians in this people group is less than 2 percent. South Asia has the largest unreached people group population with 1.5 billion people who have little to no access to the gospel. Of the 11,741 people groups in the world (7.4 billion people), 7,024 are unreached (4.3 billion people).
Unreached people groups are unengaged (UUPG) when there is no church planting strategy, consistent with evangelical faith and practice, under way. Gathering believers and planting churches are the keys to establishing an effective and multiplying presence among these people groups. There are approximately 220 million people worldwide who are unreached and unengaged.
Please join us as we pray for unreached people groups each month. Pray that God will raise up laborers to take the gospel to these parts of the world. Pray for the truth of Christ to overcome the darkness.
WHAT IS A PEOPLE GROUP?
Members of a people group share the same ethnic identity. They typically have a common language, a common religion, and a common history. People groups often cross political borders and live in more than one country.
WHAT IS AN UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUP?
A people group is considered unreached when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting. Typically the percentage of Evangelical Christians is less than 2%.
HOW MANY UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS ARE THERE?
There are 11, 747 People Groups totaling 7.3 billion people in the world.
There are 7,037 Unreached People Groups totaling 4.3 billion people.