Isebe in Papua New Guinea

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People Name: Isebe
Country: Papua New Guinea
10/40 Window: No
Population: 2,700
World Population: 2,700
Primary Language: Isebe
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 90.00 %
Evangelicals: 19.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Isebe people live on the north bank of the Gum River, just west of the city of Madang, the provincial capital. While they still all prefer their own language, their proximity to Madang city means that they are also familiar with Tok Pisin, the national language. Thank God that this presents them with access to his Word in Tok Pisin.

What Are Their Lives Like?

We know very little about their daily lives.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Christianity is the main religion that most Isebe people identify with, but animistic beliefs are also common.

What Are Their Needs?

Fear of upsetting the spirits can be associated with animism. They need freedom from fear of the spirit world.

Prayer Points

Pray for deliverance from all fear in the name of Jesus Christ.
Pray that Jesus' followers will be full of his Spirit of love, power and self-discipline, bringing the light of his presence and truth into their community.
Pray that they will listen to his word and take it to heart, even if it is not yet in their heart language.
Ask God to raise up workers, perhaps even from among the Isebe, to bring God's word into the Isebe language.

Text Source:   Joshua Project