Joshua Project, 16 August 2023
The Aralle people live on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. They became Muslims in the 16th century due to the influence of Indian and Arab traders. The Aralle brand of Islam is strongly influenced by folk religion and ancestor veneration. They believe spirits in the natural world can positively or negatively influence their lives.
Islam is an essential part of the Aralle identity. Becoming a believer in Christ can bring rejection by family members.
Ideally, Christ’s ambassadors would reach the heads of Aralle households for Christ. If they accept the saviour, that can potentially open the door for the entire family to do the same.
Pray that the few Aralle followers of Christ would walk in the Spirit and share his goodness with those in their families and among their friends. Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions to Aralle family leaders. Pray for spiritual discernment and a desire for truth among the Aralle people. Pray for the Aralle people to have the opportunity to hear and receive the living saviour. Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving workers to the Aralle people of Indonesia.