Pray is powerful. It is a way to reach to God. When we pray, we are standing between the gap of those who cannot reach out to Him.
Today, would you stand between the gap between the people of Kangean and God?
The Kangean people are a group who live on the islands of Kangean. The Kangean island cluster consists of about 60 islands that spans 487 square kilometers. The largest islands, Pilat and Sapanjang, have an area of 188 square kilometers. The Kangean islands are situated about 120 kilometers east of the island of Madura and 115 kilometers north of the island of Bali. They use the Kangean language which is close to the Madura language. (source Joshua Project)
They are least-reached people group. The population of this people group is about 139,000. They do not have God’s word that they can read in their heart language.
Pray for them, for God to make a way for Bible translators to see the need of the Good News for them and send His church to go share the Good News with them.
THANKS for praying today!
We are in December, the last month of this year 2014! Thinking of our journey, I only can say that we could go through each challenge of life this year is all because so many people stand with us in prayers. We pray. You pray. God listens. God answers in His way and will, to reveal who He really is and His glory to us.
I would like to encourage you all, keep praying. Do not stop. Just simply because… He listens…
Today, let’s bow down before His throne and lift up the people of Baduy.
The Baduy or Kanekes are a traditional Sunda community who live in Lebak Regency of Banten Province. “Baduy” may have been a name given to them by Dutch researchers. It is also possible that the name Baduy comes from the name of the Baduy River and Baduy Mountain in the northern part of their territory. The group prefers to call themselves the Kanekes people, which comes from the name of the land where they live. They live at the foot of the Kendeng Mountain in Kanekes Village, Leuwidamar District, Lebak Regency, about 40 km from Rangkasbitung city. They speak a dialect of the Sundanese language. (source Joshua Project)
There are about 25,000 people live in this area. They are one of the least-reached and indigenous people groups in Indonesia who completely do not have God’s word in their language and even no one go to reach out to them. They are one of the closed people groups.
Pray that God will make ways to reach out to them and send His churches to go bringing the Good News to them that will set them free to worship the Living God!
Thanks for praying today!
Today is we are celebrating The International Day of The Bible. So thankful today for I am reminded how much God has been speaking to me personally and change my life through the power of His Word. There are so many ways we can read God’s word: books, online, or even on any smart phone and tablets. He has provided these many ways for us to get connected with Him, to hear His voice every moment.
I love to read with my Bible and on my phone or iPad using the The Bible App. And since 3 years ago I join HelloMornings Challenge to keep in the Word and study together with a group of ladies.
And celebrating this day, I would like to share 3 highlights and prayer requests:
1. Giving thanks to God, the Father who have given each of us access to His living word that changing our lives to become like His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. We can read His word in every moment. We can understand well what God says to us because He speaks clearly in language we can understand. With understanding His word in the Bible given by the Holy Spirit, we are led by Him to do what pleases His and obey Him in love.
2. It is time to pray more for those who do not have the privilege and access to His word like we do:
– Pray for Christians who live under circumstances where they cannot read or even cannot have the Bible because of persecution and political situations in countries where they live.
– Pray for those who have not yet have God’s word in languages they can understand best.
– Pray for those who have not yet heard of God’s Good News at all,
3. It is time for for God’s people & churches to take action and have courage to go preaching the Good News and contribute in works to bring the Good News of the Kingdom to these people who have been waiting for so long to hear voice of The Living God. Pray that God will continue opening the ways and sending His people to reach out to these Bibleless and Unreached people groups around the world.
Here are some prayer resources where you find prayer requests and join to pray:
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe Global Alliance
The Seed Company
How about you? How do you get into the Word every day?
The Lampung Way Kanan are a small group with a strong cultural structure that is distinct within the larger Lampung cluster. The Way Kanan people are made up of five large families known as the Buay Lima Kay Kanan. The Way Kanan live in the regencies of Way Kanan and North Lampung. In North Lampung they live in Bukit Kemuning subdistrict. In Way Kanan regency they live in Bahuga, Banjit, Baradatu, Blambangan Umpu and Pakuan Raya subdistricts. The Way Kanan speech variety is part of the Lampung Api language. There are several levels of formal language (registers) used for special situations. Most of the people can also speak Indonesian. A few of them can even use languages of the transmigrants in the area, such as Javanese and Sundanese. (source: Joshua Project)
Pray for these 43,000 people who are unengaged and least-reached people. Ask God to send His people to reach them and share them the Good New of God’s Kingdom.
According to the Joshua Project data, they have New Testament and portions of Bible in their language. Pray that God will put the hunger and thirst in their hearts to know the Lord and lead them to read the truth.
Thank you for praying today!
The Sungkai have a strong social structure and make up their own subgroup within the Lampung cluster. The Sungkai are also referred to as the Bunga Mayang. The Sungkai live in North Lampung regency, in the subdistricts of Muara Sungkai, Bunga Mayang, South Sungkai and North Sungkai. According to their ancient historical records, the Sungkai are likely closely related to the Lampung Pesisir, Lampung Way Kanan and Lampung Pubian. However, they have unique cultural characteristics in that they hold to the Pepadun cultural traditions, whereas the Pesisir people, who speak a dialect of the same language, hold to the Saibatin cultural tradition. The Sungkai use a dialect of the Lampung Api language. There are several levels of formal language (registers) that are used for special purposes. Most Sungkai can also speak Indonesian. A few of them can also use the languages of local transmigrant groups like Sundanese and Javanese. (source: Joshua Project)
There are about 96,000 people in this least-reached people group. They have New Testament, audio recoding and Jesus Film.
Please pray that God’s church will use all these available resources to go and reach out to these people so that will come to know the Lord and will worship Him.
Thank you for praying for the people of Lampung Sungkai today!