Sila in Vietnam

Unreached of the Day  6/08/2021

Sila in Vietnam

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.).

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

Believers from outside can help establish medical clinics where they can train the Sila people to take care of their medical needs.

Scripture Focus

"They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness."  Psalm 145:6

Scripture Prayer

Thank Him for His awe-inspiring deeds!

Prayer Focus

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.



People Name Sila
Pronunciationsee-LA
Country Vietnam
10/40 Window Yes
Population 900
World Population 4,200
Language Sila
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
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