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Malay, Pontianak in Indonesia

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Malay, Pontianak in Indonesia

The Melayu Pontianak are an agrarian people whose livelihoods depend on crops from their farmland as well as freshwater and saltwater fish. The land where they live consists of swampy lowlands only 0-100 meters above sea level, making it difficult to obtain clean water. Generally, Melayu Pontianak houses are built on stilts two meters high in order to protect the inhabitants from wild animals. They are devout followers of Islam. Their art forms and culture are heavily influenced by Islamic culture. However, they still hold animistic beliefs. This is evident in local rituals that blend Islamic culture with animistic elements. Shamans are still very influential.

Ministry Obstacles

The Pontianak Malay are devout followers of Islam. Islam influences so much of their day-to-day living, even though Animism also has influence.

Outreach Ideas

There are any number of good resources available in the Malay language. Workers are needed to take these to the people, and to help them understand the Gospel. Those who are already Christians need to be discipled so they will grow in understanding and holiness, as well as in numbers.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for the Pontianak Malay who are Christians. Pray they will live holy lives, and will be zealous to know and serve Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

One of the greatest needs of the Melayu Pontianak is better transportation access. Accessibility issues have caused the Melayu Pontianak to lag behind other Malay peoples in Southeast Asia in terms of education, industry, and standard of living.

Scripture Focus

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedlingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

Malay, Pontianak in Indonesia

Los melayu pontianak son gente agraria cuyo sustento depende de los cultivos de sus tierras agrícolas, así como de la pesca de agua dulce y de agua salada. La tierra en donde viven se compone de tierras bajas pantanosas a sólo 0-100 metros sobre el nivel del mar, lo que hace difícil obtener agua limpia. Generalmente, las casas de los melayu pontianak están construidas sobre pilotes de dos metros de altura con el fin de proteger a los habitantes de los animales salvajes. Son devotos seguidores del islam. Sus formas de arte y cultura están muy influenciadas por la cultura islámica. Sin embargo, todavía tienen creencias supersticiosas y animistas. Esto es evidente en los rituales locales que mezclan la cultura islámica con elementos animistas; los chamanes todavía son muy influyentes.

Obstáculos para el Ministerio

Los malayo pontianak son seguidores devotos del islam. El islam influye gran parte de su vida cotidiana, a pesar de que el animismo también tiene influencia.

Ideas para el Ministerio

Hay un buen número de recursos buenos disponibles en el idioma malayo, incluyendo una Biblia completa. Se necesitan de obreros para que lleven estos recursos a la gente, y para ayudarles a entender el Evangelio. Los que ya son cristianos necesitan ser discipulados para que crezcan en entendimiento y santidad, así como en números.

Ore por los Seguidores de Cristo

Por favor ore por los malayo pontianak que son cristianos. Ore para que vivan vidas santas, y para que sean celosos para conocer y servir a Jesucristo.

Ore por toda la Etnia

Una de las mayores necesidades de los melayu pontianak es mejor acceso al transporte. Los problemas de accesibilidad han hecho que los melayu pontianak no progresan como otros grupos malayos en el sudeste de Asia en términos de la educación, la industria, y el nivel de vida.

Texto Bíblico

"Y a Aquel que es poderoso para hacer todas las cosas mucho más abundantemente de lo que pedimos o entendemos, según el poder que actúa en nosotros, a él sea gloria en la iglesia en Cristo Jesús por todas las edades, por los siglos de los siglos. Amén." Efesios 3:20

Malay, Pontianak in 인도네시아

Melayu Pontianak 민족은 농업인들이며, 민물고기와 바닷물고기 뿐 아니라 농지에서 난 작물로 생계를 유지합니다. 이들이 거주하는 땅은 해수면에서 겨우 0-100미터 정도 높이의 축축한 저지대습지이며, 따라서 깨끗한 물을 얻는 것이 어렵습니다. 일반적으로 Melayu Pontianak 민족의 집들은 야생동물로부터 거주자들을 보호하기 위해서 2미터 정도의 높이의 주상가옥입니다. 이들은 독실한 이슬람교도들입니다. 이들의 예술 형태들과 문화들은 이슬람 문화에 강하게 영향을 받았습니다. 하지만 이들은 여전히 미신적이고 정령숭배적인 믿음을 고수하고 있습니다. 이것은 이슬람문화와 정령숭배적 요소들이 혼합된 지역 행사에서 분명하게 보입니다. 무당들은 여전히 큰 영향력을 발휘하고 있습니다.

선교 장애 요인

Pontianak Malay 민족 사람들은 독실한 이슬람 신자들입니다. 정령숭배사상도 영향력 있긴 하지만, 이슬람은 이들의 매일의 일상생활에 강력한 영향력을 끼치고 있습니다.

전도 방법 제안

성경 전권을 포함하여, Malay 언어로 된 많은 복음자료들이 이용가능 합니다. 사역자들은 이 사람들에게 이런 자료들을 가져갈 필요가 있으며 이들이 복음을 이해하도록 도와줘야 합니다. 이미 기독교인이 된 사람들은 수적으로 늘어날 뿐만 아니라, 지식을 이해하고 거룩해지는 데 있어서 성장할 수 있도록 제자훈련을 받아야 할 필요가 있습니다.

현지 그리스도인들을 위한 기도

기독교인인 Pontianak Malay 민족 사람들을 위해 기도해 주십시오. 이들이 거룩한 삶을 살며 예수 그리스도를 알고 섬기는것에 열정을 갖게 되기를 기도해 주십시오.

이 민족 전체를 위한 기도

Melayu Pontianak 민족 사람들의 가장 큰 필요중의 하나는 더 나은 교통수단입니다. Melayu Pontianak 민족사람들이 동남아시아내의 다른 Malay 민족들에 비해 교육, 산업, 생활수준이 뒤떨어지게 만든 것은 접근성 때문입니다.

성경 말씀

"우리 가운데서 역사하시는 능력대로 우리의 온갖 구하는 것이나 생각하는 것에 더 넘치도록 능히 하실 이에게 교회 안에서와 그리스도 예수 안에서 영광이 대대로 영원 무궁하기를 원하노라 아멘" 에베소서 2:20-21

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