Simeulue in Indonesia

Unreached of the Day  6/30/2019

Simeulue in Indonesia

The Simeulue people live on Simeulue Island located 200 kilometers off the western coast of Aceh Province. Generally, the Simeulue make a living from fishing and farming. Each village usually has one mosque or musholla (prayer-house). The Simeulue people are nearly all Muslim. They are very proud that there are no churches, temples or any other religions present among them. Despite their exclusive Islamic status, many are still influenced by animistic and folk beliefs.

Ministry Obstacles

The Simeulue have made a strong commitment to Islam. Only the Lord can bring discernment as to who Jesus is, and what He has provided on their behalf. Spiritual matters are spiritually discerned.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to minister to the physical and material needs of the Simeulue, building bridges of trust and friendship.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Simeulue, that they will be able to fellowship together. Pray for their protection. Pray they will be without any kind of impurity, or greed.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Lord will open the spiritual eyes of the Simeulue to see who Jesus truly is, deity, the Son of God.

Scripture Focus

"See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples." Isaiah 49:22

People Name Simeulue
Country Indonesia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 44,000
World Population 44,000
Language Simeulue
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Translation Needed
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image