A news article is causing quite the stir, as it should, in the world evangelism community. It speaks of an uncontacted Indian tribe that was recently spotted in the Brazil.
The secular world is concerned for preserving their isolation so that they can follow their evolutionary instincts, I suppose. They do need the gospel and I am very glad that God’s people are concerned to get the gospel to them. But even more I wish we could see that same stir and hoopla over all the people right now around the world that do not have the gospel preached to them.
Nearly 40% of the world is still without a clear gospel presentation. Even countries where missionaries are –are not being reached. Much of the so called gospel preaching of today is prosperity gospel, political messages, healing, and experiential preaching rather than a clear presentation of what the Word of God says.
We need missionaries who will step forward and be Bible preaching, church planting missionaries all around the globe. Our colleges need to step up and challenge more young people to go into world evangelism. Our pastors and pulpits need to proclaim the Great Commission so clearly given to us.
I hope you enjoy this article but I also hope it burns deep within you the need for us to plant more churches in the USA and send many more missionaries around the world.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil â€” One of Brazil’s last uncontacted Indian tribes has been spotted in the far western Amazon jungle near the Peruvian border, the National Indian Foundation said Thursday.
The Indians were sighted in an Ethno-Environmental Protected Area along the Envira River in flights over remote Acre state, said the Brazilian government foundation, known as Funai.
Funai said it photographed “strong and healthy” warriors, six huts and a large planted area. But it was not known to which tribe they belonged, the group said.
“Four distinct isolated peoples exist in this region, whom we have accompanied for 20 years,” Funai expert Jose Carlos Meirelles Junior said in a statement.
The tribe sighted recently is one of the last not to be contacted by officials. Funai does not make contact with such Indian tribes and prevents invasions of their land to ensure their autonomy, the foundation said.
Survival International said the Indians are in danger from illegal logging in Peru, which is driving tribes over the border and could lead to conflict with the estimated 500 uncontacted Indians now living on the Brazilian side.
There are more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, most of them in Brazil and Peru, the group said in a statement.
“These pictures are further evidence that uncontacted tribes really do exist,” Survival director Stephen Corry said.
“The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct.”