People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

American, Spanish Speaking of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 18,716,000

ROP3 Code: 100288
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Hispanic
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

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Brief Profile

American, Spanish Speaking people are the descendants of Spaniard colonists and early Mexicans before the United States expansion and annexation of the United States southwest and other areas. They are often of mixed ancestral descent and are a melting pot of various cultures.

Throughout the Southwestern United States, long-established Spanish-speaking communities coexist with large numbers of more recent Spanish speaking immigrants. Although many new Latin American immigrants are less than fluent in English, nearly all second-generation American, Spanish Speakers speak English fluently.

A large majority of the American, Spanish Speakers claim to follow Roman Catholicism. However, many are at best nominal Roman Catholics. Many are also evangelical Christians.

Prayer Points

  • Ask God to work in the lives and hearts of American Spanish speaking people who have become nominal Christians or adhere to Roman Catholicism.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians will cross cultures to share the message of Christ with them in North America.
  • Ask God to work in the lives and hearts of American Spanish speaking people who claim no religion.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Spanish
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish

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