Baloch in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  7/21/2020

Baloch in Pakistan

pronounced: bah-LOACH

Balochis are Caucasian primarily of the Mediterranean branch, meaning that dark hair, dark eyes, and an olive complexion are common. Baluchi customs and traditions are conducted according to codes imposed by tribal laws. These strong traditions and cultural values are important to Baluch people and have enabled them to keep their distinctive ancient cultural identity and way of life with little change to this day. Baluchmayar, or the "Baluchiway," is the honor code by which the Baluch live. These principles include extending hospitality and mercy, dealing with each other honestly, and offering refuge to strangers. These principles are preserved through songs and poetry. They are Sunni Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles

The Baluch have been isolated for many years due to harsh climate, the difficulty of communicating in mountainous terrain, and their former reputation as bandits.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that God will reveal himself in dreams and visions to the Baloch and send messengers who will share more about Jesus.

Prayer Items

There very well may be no followers of Jesus Christ today within this large group. At best there are very few. However, please pray for those whom the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will clearly understand that eternal salvation is God's gift to them, and in gratitude they are to live a life of obedience to Christ. Please pray for peace throughout Pakistan, and also for those within the Baloch community who are indigent, unable to care for themselves. Pray especially for children without parents and who have no proper home.

Scripture Focus

"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name Baloch
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 8,925,000
World Population 8,984,000
Language Balochi, Southern
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image