No matter where they live, the Southern Baloch people are family oriented with a strong honor code of hospitality, mercy, honest dealings, and refuge to strangers. They pass on their heritage through songs and poetry. Education has increased in Oman since 1970, so the Baloch minority has the opportunity to enjoy a higher literacy rate than they would have in their Pakistani homeland.
Baloch people are Sunni Muslim, though less devout than the more orthodox Arabs in Oman. Baloch spirituality includes a strong undercurrent of animism (belief that non-human objects have spirits). Freedom of worship is stated in Omani law, but not enforced. Those who turn away from the Islamic religious system risk facing the death penalty.
The New Testament, and the JESUS Film exist in the Southern Baloch language, although opportunities to use them are limited in Muslim Oman. Baloch honor code permits hospitality and refuge; perhaps the Lord will use these circumstances to bring followers of Jesus under the roofs of Baloch Persons of Peace.
There are no known followers of Christ among the Baloch people in Oman, no churches, no outreach. Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit to begin this decade.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Baloch people. * Pray for Baloch hearts to be ready to receive their Savior. * Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Baloch families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
"And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation." Romans 15:20