The traditional Belitung house is built on a raised platform with bark walls and roofs of sago palm leaves. They also have temporary villages used during harvest. These houses are built at the edge of the forest and are usually lived in during the time the people work in the field. The Belitung adhere to Islam which came to the area around the 17th century. In spite of their dedication to Islam, many Belitung people are still influenced by animistic belief in spirits.
These people live on Belitung island, making access somewhat a challenge.
Christians can help encourage and disciple the Christian believers in this people group, praying for them and providing discipleship materials. As these disciples grow they will be able to minister to their own people.
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Belitung community. Pray they will fellowship together and grow strong in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Pray the Lord will give Belitung families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ. Pray for the material and physical needs of the Belitung to be met. Pray they will be able to provide good schooling for their children.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16