Rohingya in Malaysia

Unreached of the Day  2/17/2019

Rohingya in Malaysia

Rohingya refugees flee the violent oppression of the government in Myanmar. Some of them wind up in deadly jungle camps, where women are commonly raped, and all Rohingyas risk being killed, even the children. Others are trafficked and wind up as virtual slaves on fishing boats. Most of the Rohingyas are hoping to relocate to Malaysia. Malaysia is a Muslim majority nation where they expect better treatment. But they must go through southern Thailand on the way, leaving them vulnerable to human traffickers, and Thai government officials who suspect them of aiding Muslim insurgents on their southern border.

Ministry Obstacles

The Rohingya people are almost all Sunni Muslims. Their hope is in the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith, not in the person of Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas

There are many believers in Malaysia who can employ Rohingya refugees or teach them job skills that will help them to adjust to their new home.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are no followers of Christ among the Rohingya people in Malaysia. Pray this will soon change.

Pray for the entire people group

* Pray for the Rohingya people to find safe refuge in Malaysia and other nations. * Pray for them to find jobs and schools where they can flourish. * The Rohingya people have very little chance to hear that Jesus Christ offers them much more than they could ever imagine. Pray for the Rohingyas in Malaysia to be reached by the Lord through dreams, visions, and through Christian materials on the Internet. * Pray for a disciple making movement among the Rohingya people in Malaysia that will reach those living in Myanmar.

Scripture Focus

"Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples." Psalm 117:1

People Name Rohingya
Country Malaysia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 89,000
World Population 1,832,000
Language Rohingya
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Unspecified
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image