The Lawangan people make their living through hunting, fishing, farming, raising livestock, making handicrafts, and some have become traders. Generally, the worldview of the Lawangan people is connected with belief in spirits. In the same way, their arts and culture are related to these spirit beliefs. They are typically followers of traditional Dayak beliefs, called Kaharingan. In addition, some follow Nyuli beliefs. Nyuli teaching is that there is a resurrection after death. In addition the Lawangan worship the spirits of their ancestors, which are called duwata. Every family worships its own duwata that acts as their house god.
No written scripture is reported to be available in the Lawangan language. Please pray for a translation to soon be provided.
There are Gospel recordings available in the Lawangan language. Workers are needed to carry these to the people.
Pray for the Followers of Christ
There are followers of Christ among this tribe. Please pray they will grow in numbers and will be given a heart to carry the message of Christ to their entire tribe.
Pray for the Entire People Group
The Lawangan need formal education. They also need to develop their skills in order to face the many changes they are experiencing. Better education and skill improvement can help them rise above poverty. Improvement in health is also greatly needed.
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