Unreached of Day: 2024-7-26

Miyako Ryukyuan in Japan


Miyako Ryukyuan in Japan

During the early 1400s, the Miyako Ryukyuan had their own kingdom. The powerful empires of both China and Japan had an interest in taking control. The Japanese proved more adept, and the islands became a part of the Japanese Empire. The traditional religion of the Miyako Ryukyuan was a version of shamanism with women as the shamans. During the 1920s, Shintoism and Buddhism vied for prominence, and today the Ryukyuan adhere to a mixture of the two, blended with traditional shamanism.

Ministry Obstacles

Their beliefs leave no room for a powerful Savior who can save them from sin and death.

Outreach Ideas

The Ryukyuan may be attracted by the God who calls them to belong, the one who is always with them and will never leave them.

Scripture Focus

"You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God."  Isaiah 62:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this blessing to come to today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Ryukyuan believers may find opportunities to spread the gospel in their own communities and among their own people. Pray for a rapid growth of disciples among the Ryukyuan who will be sound in doctrine and fervent in love. Pray that they would discover the dignity of belonging to the King of kings.

Miyako Ryukyuan in Japan

People Name: Miyako Ryukyuan
Pronunciation:mee-YAH-koh ree-YOO-kyoo-un
Country: Japan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 64,000
World Population: 64,000
Language: Miyako
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherent: 3.0%
Evangelical: 0.51%
Bible: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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