Paraguay is a land-locked nation between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia.  It is one of the most homogenous populations of South America, with 90% being of Spanish and Guaranf descent.  One percent of the population owns 77% of the land, which creates widespread poverty and a subclass of landless peasant farmers. There is complete separation of church and state, but the Catholic Church still wields a lot of political and social influence.  The Roman Catholic Church dominates much of the lives of the people, with much of it steeped in superstition, devotion to Mary and occult-related pre-Christian deities and customs.  […]
The second largest island in the world, along with many other islands in the Pacific area, make up Papa New Guinea.  There are about 1000 people groups speaking approximately 830 different languages, which is 20% of the world’s total.  It is one of the most complex nations ethnically and linguistically.  Despite those challenges, Christian missions have had a big influence over the years.  Almost everyone in the country has some link to Christianity, though the old ethnic and animistic religions still have influence.  Bible translation projects are actively being worked on, with several New Testament translations being completed every year.  Given […]