Huichol of Mexico

Population: 52,000

Primary Language: Huichol

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions (90.00%)

Status of Gospel: Unreached; Few evangelicals (0.40%) and few who identify as Christians (5.00%)

Profile: The Huichol are a Mexican-Indian group also known as the Huichole, Tevi, and Wizarika. They live primarily in western Mexico in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. This area includes some of the most rugged terrain in Mexico. It is typified by mesas, cliffs, and river valleys and is covered mostly by scrub and thorns. Most Huichol provide for themselves by growing their own food. Maize, beans, squash, and chilies are common crops. These crops are cultivated with animal-drawn wooden plows and digging sticks. Most families own livestock such as cattle, donkeys, horses, pigs, chickens, and turkeys.

Prayer Points:

  • Pray that God will strengthen and encourage the missionaries presently working among the Huichol.
  • Pray that God will give the Huichol believers boldness to share the love of Jesus with their own people.
  • Pray that God will bring forth much fruit as the Jesus film is shown to the Huichol.
  • Pray that God will save key Huichol leaders who will boldly declare the Gospel to their people.
  • Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
  • Pray that God will raise up strong local churches among the Huichol.