Hidden away from the normal trade routes of the Indian Ocean lies North Sentinel Island, a tiny tropical land all but unknown to the modern world. Within the jungle walls of this island live the Sentinelese, a people thought by many experts to be the most isolated tribe on earth. Although they are officially citizens of India, no one has ever established a lasting contact with this Stone Age tribe. Since they have a history of killing any intruder who ventures onto their white, sandy beaches, it is not known how many Sentinelese inhabit this tiny land.

The tribesmen live by hunting and fishing. They wear no clothes and are believed to be cannibals. Their language is completely unknown. In the thirteenth century, Marco Polo wrote, “They are a most violent and cruel generation who seem to eat everybody they catch.”

Although very little is known about their customs or beliefs, it is certain that this is a people living in extreme spiritual darkness. Will you pray that God will send someone to carry His Word to these isolated tribesmen?

Summer 2010