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.
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.
Christians need to minister to the physical and material needs of the Simeulue, building bridges of trust and friendship.
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 the Lord will open the spiritual eyes of the Simeulue to see who Jesus truly is, deity, the Son of God.
"See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples." Isaiah 49:22