"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

Pray for The Eastern Baluch of Pakistan

The Eastern Baluch of Pakistan

•Population of the Baluch – 3,616,699
•Percentage of Evangelicals – 0.0% (0.0% Christian Adherent)
•Language Spoken – Baluchi, Eastern
•Major Religion – Islam (Sunni)
•Country Human Development Rank – 139
•Country Persecution Index – 13
•Global Evangelical Status – Level 1, Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years

The Eastern Baluch are part of a much larger population of Baluch numbering about 8 million. The various groups speak different languages, each with distinguishing characteristics. The Baluch first moved to this region of the world in the twelfth century during the Monghul period, and the territory where they resided became to be know as “Baluchistan”. The Eastern Baluch live mainly throughout the rough, arid terrain of Pakistan. Many Eastern Baluch are semi-nomadic and deal with the harsh climate by moving based on the season and weather. Although lifestyles may change from valley to valley, the Baluch live by their strict honor code. Many of the Baluch cannot read or write; and until recently, their language was unwritten. The Baluch are Sunni Muslim and hold tightly to their beliefs. The Baluch have been isolated for many years due to Pakistan’s harsh climate, the difficulty of communicating in mountainous terrain, and their reputation as bandits. Source: Joshua Project, IMB, UN Development Programme

•Pray for Pakistan and the political and social environment there
•Pray that God will open the hearts of Pakistan’s governmental leaders to the gospel
•Ask the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers to work among the Eastern Baluch
•Pray that the Lord will work in the hearts of the Baluch to draw them to salvation
•Pray that God raises up a church among the Eastern Baluch for His name’s sake