Lematang of Indonesia

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Lematang of Indonesia

The Lematang people are very hospitable and friendly when welcoming newcomers. They have a strong sense of community togetherness proven by their adherence to "gotong royong" (neighborhood mutual service and assistance), not only to the Lematang community itself, but also to outside communities. They currently embrace Islam, yet still hold to ancient beliefs concerning magic and mystical powers.

Ministry Obstacles

Scripture is not available in the language of the Lematang, requiring other means to convery Biblical truth.

Outreach Ideas

Christians may be able to minister to the Lematang through schooling for the children, and through micro-enterprise.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are only a few known believers among the Lematang. Pray the eyes of their hearts may be enlightened in order that they may know the hope to which they have been called, the riches of their glorious inheritance.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for improved schools for the children of the Lematang, and that parents will place priority on education for their children.

Scripture Focus

"He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save." Psalm 72:13

People Name: Lematang
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 305,000
World Population: 305,000
Language: Musi
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image