Mandar in Indonesia

Unreached of the Day  6/05/2021

Mandar in Indonesia

pronounced: MAHN-dar

The Mandar people live on low coastal plains and mountains in the province of West Sulawesi. The Mandar region is surrounded by mountains with a large area in the middle suitable for rice fields. As a society that used to be an independent kingdom, the Mandar recognize three social classes. The high class consists of the nobility, the middle class are the commoners, and the lowest class is the slave class. The nobility are referred to as Daeng for "royal class" and Puang for the "common class". There is a king of the Mandar, chosen by traditional leaders. The Mandar people are Muslims. At the same time, traditional animistic beliefs are still strong in daily life. They believe in the power of unseen spirits that inhabit sacred places. The services of a dukun (shaman/healer/occultist) are often sought.

Ministry Obstacles

Some scripture has been published in the Mandar language. Please pray for scripture to actually become available to the people such that they can learn from it.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps church planters from other Indonesian people groups will come to the Mandar. Pray they won't be overlooked.

Scripture Focus

"Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power."  Psalm 145:4

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from this people group will train their children in the ways of the Lord, who in turn will teach their children as well.

Prayer Focus

Please pray the few followers of Christ among the Mandar will learn to put on the full armor of God, being protected against all that will harm their faith and their testimony. The Mandar need assistance in management of their commercial agricultural enterprises so that they can obtain maximum profit. They need help to professionally market sea products (sea turtle and cakalang fish) to obtain the highest market values.

People Name Mandar
Country Indonesia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 541,000
World Population 541,000
Language Mandar
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image