Khampti, Khamti Shan in Myanmar (Burma)

Unreached of the Day  7/01/2018

Khampti, Khamti Shan in Myanmar (Burma)

The Khampti are a peace loving people. They are very strong believers in Theravada Buddhism. Every house has a prayer room and they pray every morning and evening with offerings of flowers and food. They are settled agriculturists, and use the plough drawn by a single animal, either an oxen or a buffalo. The Khamti are renowned for their craftsmanship. Their priests use wood, bone or ivory to carve religious statues.

Ministry Obstacles

The Buddhist Khampti people may not understand their need for forgiveness of sin, and that provision for forgiveness has already been provided through Christ's death. Pray for understanding to be given.

Outreach Ideas

Gospel recordings have been created in the language of the Khampti. Pray for workers to take these resources to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are followers of Jesus among the Khampti people, although few in number. Pray they will be quick to turn from sin, and will serve the Lord with gladness.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray these peace loving people will encounter the Prince of peace, Jesus Christ. Pray the Lord will reveal himself to them, and that messengers of the Gospel will be sent.

Scripture Focus

"Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations." Luke 24:46-47



People Name Khampti, Khamti Shan
Country Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window Yes
Population 8,900
World Population 27,000
Language Khamti
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible None
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image