The Musar people live just inland of the coastal highway between Madang and Bogia. They have access to services in Madang or Bogia via the North Coast Road.
All of the Musar people continue to use their traditional language, but most adults also speak the languages of other groups in their region, including Maiani, Mauwake and Usan. Some also speak Tok Pisin (one of three official national languages). Thank God that some of his word is available in these other languages. The Usan New Testament was completed in 2001 and there are portions of scripture in Maiani and Mauwake. While few among the Musar can read, at least half the Usan, Maiani and Mauwake populations can read.
Illegal logging is a real issue in the Sumkar District in which the Musar live. Villagers depend on their customary land for their livelihoods. Take that away and they have nothing to sustain them. When all seems lost for some, may they find comfort and joy in Christ and may their lives be a testimony to the generosity, love and power of God.
Most of the Musar people are Christian. Their faith would be greatly bolstered if they had a complete Bible and other Christian resources.
The Musar people need new ways to earn a living.
Pray that the government will stop illegal logging (as it has been promising to do since 2014).
Pray for good and fair governance. Pray that those who speak multiple languages and who are highly literate would also have a heart for God's word and for the Musar people.
Ask God for workers to bring God's word to the Musar people, including in an audio format that any can access.
Scripture Prayers for the Aregerek, Musar in Papua New Guinea.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Aregerek|
|People Name in Country||Aregerek, Musar|
|Population this Country||2,000|
|Population all Countries||2,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|ROP25 Name||Aregerek (Musar)|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Madang province: inland, west of Tokain. Source: Ethnologue 2016|