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Kluet of Indonesia
The Kluet area of Aceh province is very fertile, and most Kluet make their living from farming. They have a strong sense of ethnic identity, and, therefore, they do not spread out very far from each other. They find it difficult to mix with other people groups, and as a result, their culture is rather closed to outsiders. Most Kluet are followers of Islam. However, traditional animistic beliefs have not totally disappeared and often have significant impact. Many are afraid of supernatural ghosts. Magic talismans are used so that evil spirits will not hurt them.
The Kluet people live in Aceh province, a region of strong resistance to the good news of Jesus Christ.
Christians need to find ways to help the Kluet people with their medical needs and help them improve their farming methods, as well as share the love of Christ as opportunity offers itself.
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Kluet people, and the additional believers that will soon join them. Pray they will not waver in their faith in Jesus and his finished work on the cross. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.
This people group does not place much value on education. Modern agricultural tools and methods would help keep the Kluet from feeling left behind and threatened by the newcomers moving to their homeland. Medical assistance is strongly needed.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." Psalm 33:12