The Gayo of Indonesia live in the remote central highlands of Aceh Province on the island of Sumatra, an area difficult for Christians to enter. The Gayo do not have a written language. Folk tales and oral stories are passed down in the form of poetry. The Gayo people are mostly Muslim, but their understanding and conviction are lacking. Most Gayo still believe in good and bad spirits and holy men both dead and alive.
The Gayo live among the strongly Muslim Aceh people, making access especially difficult to outsiders.
Sustained, focused prayer for the Gayo is needed. Christians need to find ways to help the Gayo with needs such as improved health care.
The few Christians among the Gayo tribe very much need our prayers. Pray they will cling to Christ, resting in his commitment to them.
The Gayo need medical workers to improve health conditions, as local understanding about health matters is very low. Pray for improved medical care.
"That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else." 1 Kings 8:60