Although the origin of their name is in dispute, some believe Baloch originally meant "strong" or "magnificent." Whether or not that's true, it does accurately describe this people group. They are a proud and resilient people who live semi-nomadic lives in a very challenging environment. One of their subgroups are the Rakhshanis.
Entrenched tribal customs combined with a long history of Sunni Islam have made the Rakhshanis resistant to the gospel. Pray for the Lord to speak in a way that penetrates these obstacles and reaches their ears and hearts.
Pray for translators who will dedicate themselves to finishing the Balochi Bible, allowing this people group to encounter God through the fullness of Scripture.
"The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works." Psalm 145:17
Pray that many will soon thank the Lord for His righteousness and kindness.
There are no known followers of Christ among the Rakhshani Baloch. Pray that when some put their faith in him, they would be faithful in persecution, grow in the Lord, and share their faith with boldness and love. Ask the Lord to send his Spirit to gather a Rakhshani Baloch church. Pray for a church planting movement to be established that would blaze across Pakistan, drawing members of this people group and others into God's Kingdom.
|People Name||Rakhshani Baloch|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|