Sunda in Indonesia

Unreached of the Day  4/23/2021

Sunda in Indonesia

The Sunda are the largest Indonesian unreached people group. Almost all Sunda are Muslims. In many areas, Islam is mixed with Sunda traditional customs. The Sunda seek to protect their harmony with the natural world. In the legend of Lutung Kasarung, there is a belief that God incarnated a little of himself in the world in order to protect the life of man. This incarnation is called dewata (gods).

Ministry Obstacles

Following Jesus in a strongly Muslim society invites the loss of much that is important in this life: status, friendships, family, employment, educational opportunities.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can assist the Sunda by helping them to become more productive in farming and livestock production and also with small business development.

Scripture Focus

"My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God."  Psalm 84:2

Scripture Prayer

Pray that the Lord will raise up many from this people group who have this kind of heart for being in the presence of the loving Lord.

Prayer Focus

There are only a few followers of Jesus among the very large Sunda community. Pray for them to cling strongly to the truth of Scripture, to be firmly established upon God's character and promises. Pray they would faithfully fellowship together even in spite of opposition. Data from the West Jawa Statistical Department shows a high rate of poverty. Because of this, the Sunda need help and guidance to raise their standard of living. There is a need for agricultural investment and modernization, and in development of small to medium-sized businesses.

People Name Sunda
Country Indonesia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 38,495,000
World Population 38,495,000
Language Sunda
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image