Garus in Papua New Guinea

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People Name: Garus
Country: Papua New Guinea
10/40 Window: No
Population: 4,800
World Population: 4,800
Primary Language: Garus
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 90.00 %
Evangelicals: 11.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
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Introduction / History

The Garus are a rural community living on the coast of Astrolabe Bay.
Children and adults alike all use their traditional Garus language as their primary language. But most also speak Tok Pisin as a second language. Up to half the population can read and comprehend Tok Pisin, and around five per cent can read their own mother tongue. Thank God for the many who can read Tok Pisin.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They can access services and markets by travelling about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south to Madang Town along the North Coast Road. With fertile land and access to Madang Town, the Garus can earn relatively high incomes by national standards from the sale of copra, cocoa, betel nut and fresh food.

What Are Their Beliefs?

There is a high percentage of Christians among the Garus people.

What Are Their Needs?

The Garus people need workers who will translate the entire word of God for them.

Prayer Points

Thank God for the health and material well-being of the Garus people.
Pray that they will have a heart of gratitude towards their loving creator who has been their generous provider.
Pray that they will access and embrace God's word in Tok Pisin and generously share it with their brothers and sisters who are not literate.
Ask the Lord of the harvest to thrust out workers into the Garus area, to bring God's life-giving words to the Garus people.

Text Source:   Joshua Project