Palaung, Rumai in Myanmar (Burma)

Unreached of the Day  1/05/2018

Palaung, Rumai in Myanmar (Burma)

The Palaung traditionally have practiced a mixture of Animism and Buddhism. Many associate Buddhism with a pacifistic lifestyle, but the Palaung in Myanmar have a 40-year history of armed resistance through the Palaung State Liberation Army. Some practice nat worship, nats being the spirits of inanimate objects such as rocks, mountains and rivers, as well as the spirits of deceased ancestors.

Ministry Obstacles

Myanmar is difficult for missionaries to enter and work freely. Also, the animistic Palaung need the Holy Spirit, not the "nats", to lead them to a knowledge of the Son of God.

Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio broadcasts in the language of the Palaung would be very helpful. The Jesus film is available in their language.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Give thanks for the believers among the Palaung, even though they are few. Pray the Lord will give them the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, to know him better.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and neighborhoods within the Rumai Palaung people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will be given a desire to know God's salvation in Jesus, and that the Lord will soon satisfy that desire.

Scripture Focus

"You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation." Revelation 5:9



People Name Palaung, Rumai
Country Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window Yes
Population 154,000
World Population 154,000
Language Palaung, Rumai
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image