5 Minutes Monday: Dayak Tidung

Today is the last Monday we pray for the least-unreached and Bibleless people groups. Next week will be New Year, and let’s spend extra minutes to pray and ask God to show you what His new perspective in prayer in this new year ahead…

Our today’s focus group is the people of Dayak Tidung.

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They are unique and one of largest ethic religious groups in Indonesia. There are about 30,000 people. There are some Christians (less than 2%). But they have no Bible or any resources to God’s word.

The Dayak Tidung belong to the Dayak cluster, speak the Dayak Tidung dialect and follow Islam. In the Bulungan regency, they are associated with the Bulungan people (who are considered the most indigenous group in Bulungan) and in that area they are called the Tidung Bulungan. The Tidung Bulungan language is close to the Dayak Tidung language. The Dayak Tidung are also sometimes called Dayak Pantai (pantai means “beach”). Another group of Tidung live in Kinabalu, Marudu and Belud in Sabah district, Malaysia. Perhaps because they live on the beach, the Tidung are more open to outsiders than other Dayak peoples. This openness has led to the Tidung being more influenced by outside cultures of the modern world. Outside influence is heightened by transmigration areas in the traditional Tidung territory. The Dayak Tidung language is part of the Dayak ethno-linguistic grouping called the Tidong which also includes the Bulungan, Kalabakan (Malaysia), Sebakung Murut and Serudung Marut (Malaysia). (source Joshua Project).

Please pray that God will send his workers to reach out to them and bring the Good News to them in language they can understand best. Pray for those who are Christians live among them can be used by God to show His love and grace to the unbelievers.

THANK YOU for praying with me in 2014! And I cannot wait to pray again with you in 2015!

GOD BLESS YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

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