Unreached of Day: 2024-7-8

Palembang in Indonesia


Palembang in Indonesia

Palembang is the name of both a city and a people group. Though the Palembang people live mostly in Palembang city, they also live in other areas. A child has the choice to go by his mother's clan name or his father's. Although Islamic commitment is very high, the role of the shaman is still prominent in many areas of life. If something is lost or someone is sick, they usually start by consulting a shaman.

Ministry Obstacles

The Palembang is a very large people group and has a long history of strong commitment to Islam.

Outreach Ideas

Indonesian believers could reach out to the Palembang people. Some are being trained to make disciples.

Scripture Focus

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever."  Isaiah 40:8

Scripture Prayer

Meditate on this verse, and pray that members of this people group embrace it.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the few followers of Jesus among the Palembang would grow in number and in commitment to the Great Commission among their people. May they lead joyful lives, pray continually, and stay strong in God's word no matter the circumstances. Because of their dependence on rice as their livelihood, the Palembang people need irrigation technology so they can make use of the river water for irrigating their rice farms in order to have two or even three harvests a year. Pray for believers to help them meet this physical need.

Palembang in Indonesia

People Name: Palembang
Pronunciation:pahlem-BAHNG
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,506,000
World Population: 3,517,000
Language: Musi
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.03%
Evangelical: 0.02%
Bible: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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