Unreached of Day: 2018-10-12

Javanese in Saudi Arabia

Javanese in Saudi Arabia

Javanese in Saudi Arabia

The Javanese are among the largest, most powerful and most highly unreached people groups in Indonesia. However, the majority of them are Sunni Muslim and they are able to migrate to Saudi Arabia to work. During weddings and circumcision rituals they perform songs of praise to the prophet Mohammed which is compiled in a book called Silawatan. They also perform the kempling, a type of dance giving praise to Allah, during religious occasions.

Ministry Obstacles

The biggest obstacle is that they live in Saudi Arabia, a country that does not tolerate Christianity or any other spiritual belief.

Outreach Ideas

There are Javanese believers from outside of Saudi Arabia who can reach them.

Scripture Focus

"Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name."  Acts 5:41

Scripture Prayer

Pray that believers in this people group are willing to endure persecution for the name of Christ.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the Lord to send Holy Spirit-driven workers to the Javanese in Saudi Arabia. Pray that while they are in Saudi Arabia the Javanese would find the Islamic religious system wanting and seek to find true spiritual nourishment in Jesus Christ. Pray for the Lord to arrange situations where the Javanese in Saudi Arabia can respond to the call of Christ to be His disciples.

Javanese in Saudi Arabia

People Name: Javanese
Country: Saudi Arabia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 32,000
World Population: 18,596,800
Language: Javanese
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 2.8%
Evangelical: 1.5%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
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