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 Catholic Church actively opposes any evangelism.  As a result, the idea of Christianity is often distorted.  Please pray for the people, for missionaries, and for the church to break these strongholds and lead the way in spiritual truth.

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Sue McCusker - LifeandHeartMatters.com

About Sue McCusker

Sue is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.  

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