Pray For The Unreached: Week 29

August 9, 2015

Yadav of India

Hausa of Nigeria
26,041,000 People
Religion: Islam
Less than 2% Christian

The country of Nigeria is located on the western bulge of Africa, with its coast on the Gulf of Guinea.
Seventy percent of the Hausa live in rural farm villages with populations that may range from 2,000 to 12,000. Their homes are generally made of grass or dried mud with thatched roofs. Only the “well-to-do” can be found living in modern homes or apartment buildings in the city.
The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam, which makes it difficult to reach this people group with the Gospel. There is a lot of prejudice against the Christians of southern Nigeria, and there has been intense persecution of the Christian Hausa.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Yadav People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.

Pray For The Unreached: Week 28

August 1, 2015

Hausa of Nigeria

Hausa of Nigeria
26,041,000 People
Religion: Islam
Less than 2% Christian

The country of Nigeria is located on the western bulge of Africa, with its coast on the Gulf of Guinea.
Seventy percent of the Hausa live in rural farm villages with populations that may range from 2,000 to 12,000. Their homes are generally made of grass or dried mud with thatched roofs. Only the “well-to-do” can be found living in modern homes or apartment buildings in the city.
The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam, which makes it difficult to reach this people group with the Gospel. There is a lot of prejudice against the Christians of southern Nigeria, and there has been intense persecution of the Christian Hausa.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Hausa People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.

Pray For The Unreached: Week 27

July 26, 2015

Java Pesisir Lor of India

Java Pesisir Lor of Indonesia
33,999,000 People
Religion: Islam
Less than 2% Christian

The “Jawa Pesisir Lor” people are a distinctive Muslim Javanese ethnic group.
Although the majority of the Jawa Pesisir Lor people are farmers, fishermen, or both, the trend is for them to seek training for an increasing variety of urban and rural occupations throughout Indonesia.
Nearly all the Pesisir Lor people profess the Sunni Islamic faith, but Sufi mystical beliefs are widely practiced.
The Pesisir Lor need better access to water & development of large-scale industry need to be developed throughout the area.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Java Pesisir Lor People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.

Pray For The Unreached: Week 26

July 19, 2015

Arab, Moroccan of Morocco

Arab, Moroccan of Morocco
13,622,000 People
Religion: Islam
Less than 2% Christian

Most Moroccan Arab are rural peasants. Therefore, farming has become their way of life.
Virtually all of the Moroccan Arab in this region are Muslim. They adhere to the Koran and observe the five basic “pillars” of Islam, which include affirming that there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet.
According to Islamic law, Muslims who profess faith in Jesus Christ can be put to death. Perhaps this explains why few of the Moroccan Arab in this regions are Christian. They are in need of continuous prayer in order to break the strongholds that are keeping them bound.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Moroccan Arab People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.

Pray For The Unreached: Week 25

July 12, 2015

Hausa of Nigeria

Hausa of Nigeria
26,041,000 People
Religion: Islam
Less than 2% Christian

The country of Nigeria is located on the western bulge of Africa, with its coast on the Gulf of Guinea.
Seventy percent of the Hausa live in rural farm villages with populations that may range from 2,000 to 12,000. Their homes are generally made of grass or dried mud with thatched roofs. Only the “well-to-do” can be found living in modern homes or apartment buildings in the city.
The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam, which makes it difficult to reach this people group with the Gospel. There is a lot of prejudice against the Christians of southern Nigeria, and there has been intense persecution of the Christian Hausa.

There are great needs among the Pakistani Christians. Please continue to pray for them and that the Christians of Pakistan will have the courage and ability to reach out to the Jat people in their country.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Hausa of Nigeria People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.

Pray For The Unreached: Week 24

June 29, 2015

Jat, Muslim of Pakistan

Jat, Muslim of Pakistan
29,768,000 People
Religion: Islam
Less than 2% Christian

The life and culture of Jats is full of diversity and approaches most closely to that ascribed to the traditional Central Asian colonists of South Asia. The Jat lifestyle was designed to foster a martial spirit.
Jat people have a history of being brave and ready fathers. They are fiercely independent in character and value their self respect more than anything.
The Jats are made up of followers of three major religions: Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. Today there is a small group of adherents to Christianity, especially Jats living in the UK.

There are great needs among the Pakistani Christians. Please continue to pray for them and that the Christians of Pakistan will have the courage and ability to reach out to the Jat people in their country.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Jat of Pakistan People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.

You can find more about Pakistan and the hardships of Pakistani Christians here: Video: Pakistani Christians need help to rise above poverty, terrorism.

Pray For The Unreached: Week 23

June 22, 2015

Japanese of Japan

Japanese of Japan
122,353,000 People
Religion: Buddhism
Less than 2% Christian

Sintoism is the native religion of Japan. It is rooted in animism (belief that non-living objects have spirits). Its many gods or spirits are known as kami. Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the sixth century. Today, most Japanese claim to be both Shintoist and Buddhist.
Many Japanese are indifferent and skeptical of established religion. On the outside, they seem to have few needs. However, many of them have become obsessed with materialistic pleasures, careers, and possessions. Their greatest need is to be introduced to the Father through His Son, Jesus.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord to call laborers to go to Japan and share Christ with the Japanese.
* Pray that Christian businessmen will have open doors to share the Gospel with the Japanese.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Japanese toward Christians so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
* Pray that Japanese Christians will have opportunities to share the love of Jesus with their families and friends.
* Pray that Christian radio and television broadcasts will be effective in reaching the Japanese.
* Pray that God will raise up teams of intercessors to stand in the gap for these precious people.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Japanese.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Japanese People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.

Pray For The Unreached: Week 22

June 15, 2015

Mahratta of India

Mahratta of India
27,442,000 People
Religion: Hinduism
Less than 2% Christian

They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.
They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. They consider themselves as upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.
Ask the Lord of the Harvest to thrust forth laborers into India to share the love of Jesus with each of the tribes.

The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew‬ ‭9‬:‭37-38‬

Please continue to spend time in prayer on behalf of those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus and the story of His redeeming love.

Click here to find out more information about unreached people groups and how to pray for them.

All photos and information used from Joshua Project’s “50 Largest Unreached People Groups” guide.

To find out more about the Mahratta People Group and others, visit JoshuaProject.net.