Sila villages consist of a small group of bamboo and wood homes clustered against the hillsides. These hill people are farmers who supplement their food supply through hunting and gathering food from open lands. They practice animism (the belief that rivers, trees, etc. are connected to spirits and supernatural beings) and ancestor worship (praying to the deceased for protection, etc.).
Malaria, Influenza, dysentery and pneumonia are common ailments, and malnutrition is widespread. They also have a high infant mortality rate. All these keep them focused on physical problems rather than seeking true spirituality.
Believers from outside can help establish medical clinics where they can train the Sila people to take care of their medical needs.
"They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness." Psalm 145:6
Thank Him for His awe-inspiring deeds!
Pray that God would strengthen and encourage the small number of Sila believers. Pray for followers of Christ to commit to serve the suffering and spreading the gospel as much as possible. Pray that the Lord would soften the hearts of the people. Pray that they would turn away from the worship of the dead toward the worship of the eternal King of kings. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Sila people this decade.
|Primary Religion||Ethnic Religions|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|