Hanunoo in Philippines

Unreached of the Day  9/30/2021

Hanunoo in Philippines

How can the Hanunoo people, living in poverty and worshipping nature spirits, be reached with Jesus' love? They reside in the far south of Mindoro, one of the Philippine islands. They live in small villages of no more than 50 people on valley slopes overlooking streams. They farm rice, corn, beans, sugarcane and sweet potatoes. The Hanunoo are isolated from medicine and education, along with other aspects of modern life. Their villages are autonomous, with no chiefs.

Ministry Obstacles

Nearly all Hanunoo people practice their own ethnic religion, so their faith is in the power of nature spirits rather than the Creator.

Outreach Ideas

Prayer and translated evangelistic materials are keys to reaching the Hanunoo. Doctors and educators who follow Christ can bring practical help and the gospel. Hanunoo believers can be discipled to share Christ with unreached Hanunoo.

Scripture Focus

"Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."  John 6:35

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group hungers for God and begins to feed spiritually on the Bread of life, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Focus

Some Hanunoo are Christian and a segment of those are evangelical. The New Testament and audio Bible teaching are available in the Hanunoo language. Pray for discipleship of Hanunoo believers to share Christ's message with the unreached. Ask God to stir faithful prayer in Filipino churches for the Hanunoo. Pray the Lord would send prepared witnesses to Hanunoo families and villages. Ask for Disciple Making Movements that spread to the many Hanunoo communities, bringing great blessings to the precious Hanunoo people.

People Name Hanunoo
Country Philippines
10/40 Window No
Population 23,000
World Population 23,000
Language Hanunoo
Primary Religion Ethnic Religions
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image