Palaung, Pale of Myanmar (Burma)

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Palaung, Pale of Myanmar (Burma)

The Palaung are one of Myanmar's most ancient indigenous peoples. They have a 40-plus year history of armed resistance to the government through the Palaung State Liberation Army. Their women are very distinct in their dress, including a bright red skirt, worn like a sarong. Like many others in Myanmar and Thailand who are nominally Buddhist, the Palaung still practice various forms of Animist ritual from their religious past. The most famous such ritual is known as "nat worship." Nats are believed to be the spirits of otherwise inanimate objects.

Ministry Obstacles

Accurately communicating the Gospel of Christ is always a challenge. Foreign words and foreign concepts are difficult to grasp.

Outreach Ideas

Oral methods of communicating will be helpful. Stories from Scripture can be told, and Gospel films and recordings will be useful.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Silver Palaung, that they will faithfully fellowship together, spurring one another on to love and good deeds. Pray they will be fully delivered from worshiping nature instead of the Creator.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Palaung people will establish peace with their government, and be able to raise their families in safety.

Scripture Focus

"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27

People Name: Palaung, Pale
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 297,000
World Population: 314,000
Language: Palaung, Ruching
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image