Kaman in Myanmar (Burma)

Unreached of the Day  9/17/2021

Kaman in Myanmar (Burma)

Muslim Kaman people are between a rock and a hard place in their Myanmar homeland. As a Muslim people group in a hostile Buddhist land, they are persecuted to the point where many live in internally displaced persons camps (IDPC). A rape-murder led to revenge arson of Kaman houses and their removal to the camps, although some have re-settled in a commercial city. Because Kaman are Muslim, some in Myanmar's parliament are calling for their destruction. Some are even married to members of Myanmar's Buddhist majority. Most just want to go home and live in the peace they once had.

Ministry Obstacles

The politics in their environment is the major obstacle because it nudges people to see through religious/political lenses.

Outreach Ideas

At the same time, the political insecurity may open them to the gospel, which is not Muslim, Buddhist or political. If Christ's ambassadors can gain access to the IDP camps, they can reach out to these Muslims, showing them the compassion and love of our Savior. This can be an effective way of introducing them to Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus

"And he asked them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered him, You are the Christ."  Mark 8:29

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people would believe and proclaim, like Peter, that Jesus Christ is their Savior and Lord.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the church would gain entry to minister within IDP camps and stand alongside the Kaman in their time of need. Pray that the stress of living in IDP camps and the anomie (anonymousness) of being in a new city would cause the Kaman to seek spiritual answers in Christ. Pray that God's Spirit would use these situations to bring about a people movement to Christ.

People Name Kaman
Country Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window Yes
Population 5,100
World Population 5,100
Language Rakhine
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image