Musi in Indonesia

Unreached of the Day  6/12/2021

Musi in Indonesia

pronounced: moo-SEE

The Musi name comes from the Musi river along which the people live, in the regencies of Musi Banyuasin and Musi Rawas. Almost all of the Musi are Muslim. Building a house of worship other than a mosque is not allowed in the Musi area by the local government. Marriage between people of different religions is not allowed. The non-Muslim partner must change their religion to Islam. The people follow the Islamic religion because it has been passed down to them and is a part of their culture and not because they understand it or have faith in it. Because of this, religious worship is not an important factor in their lives but rather, it is a part of their identity.

Ministry Obstacles

The Musi strongly resist the presence of a religion other than Islam.

Outreach Ideas

We should pray the Musi Christians will grow in maturity and in numbers such that they can effectively carry the good news of Jesus to all of their own people.

Scripture Focus

"He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever."  Psalm 146:6

Scripture Prayer

Pray that God’s wonderous works of creation will draw many from this people group to the Throne of Grace.

Prayer Focus

There are reported Christians among the Musi people. Please pray they will not be ostracized or persecuted by their Muslim neighbors, but will be faithful witnesses to the goodness of Christ to all those around them. Please pray the Musi people will gain no satisfaction from following a religion of works, and instead will yearn to know the love of a God who will relate to them as persons.

People Name Musi
Country Indonesia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 680,000
World Population 680,000
Language Musi
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Unspecified
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image