Southern Baloch in Oman

Unreached of the Day  12/21/2021

Southern Baloch in Oman

pronounced: bah-LOACH

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.

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever."  Revelation 4:9-10

Scripture Prayer

Pray for members in this people group to give glory, honor and thanks to the God who sits on the throne.

Prayer Focus

There are a relative few Christians reported among the Southern Baloch of Oman. Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit to begin which will bring many Baloch to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. * 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.

People Name Southern Baloch
Country Oman
10/40 Window Yes
Population 613,000
World Population 1,607,700
Language Balochi, Southern
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image