Besemah of Indonesia
The Besemah of Indonesia are an energetic and enthusiastic people. On the Besemah plateau, there are 26 historical sites that have been considered holy since before 100 A.D. Enormous stones were sculpted into amazing forms such as soldiers riding elephants, a man wrestling with a snake monster, and ocean waves. Although Muslim, the Besemah still use these large statues as places for making sacred pledges, calling out to their ancestors' spirits to give blessings, and for protection from misfortune.
This fairly large people group has only a few followers of Jesus Christ.
The Jesus film and audio recordings are available in the Besemah language. Indonesian believers may be able to use these tools to reach their Besemah neighbors with the gospel message.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Besemah believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to make music in their hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything.
Pray for the entire people group
One of the main needs of the Besemah people is improved medical care, and they also need training in managing their agricultural produce more effectively.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." Psalm 33:12
Joshua Project is a research initiative of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ. It gathers, integrates and shares people group information to encourage pioneer church-planting movements among every ethnic group and to facilitate effective coordination of mission agency efforts.