Belitung of Indonesia

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Belitung of Indonesia

The traditional Belitung house is built on a raised platform with bark walls and roofs of sago palm leaves. They also have temporary villages used during harvest. These houses are built at the edge of the forest and are usually lived in during the time the people work in the field. The Belitung adhere to Islam which came to the area around the 17th century. In spite of their dedication to Islam, many Belitung people are still influenced by animistic belief in spirits.

Ministry Obstacles

These people live on Belitung island, making access somewhat a challenge.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can help encourage and disciple the Christian believers in this people group, praying for them and providing discipleship materials. As these disciples grow they will be able to minister to their own people.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Belitung community. Pray they will fellowship together and grow strong in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for the material and physical needs of the Belitung to be met. Pray they will be able to provide good schooling for their children.

Scripture Focus

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16

People Name: Belitung
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 111,000
World Population: 111,000
Language: Malay
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Questionable Need
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image