Gayo in Indonesia

Unreached of the Day  7/02/2018

Gayo in Indonesia

The Gayo of Indonesia live in the remote central highlands of Aceh Province on the island of Sumatra, an area difficult for Christians to enter. The Gayo do not have a written language. Folk tales and oral stories are passed down in the form of poetry. The Gayo people are mostly Muslim, but their understanding and conviction are lacking. Most Gayo still believe in good and bad spirits and holy men both dead and alive.

Ministry Obstacles

The Gayo live among the strongly Muslim Aceh people, making access especially difficult to outsiders.

Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer for the Gayo is needed. Christians need to find ways to help the Gayo with needs such as improved health care.

Pray for the followers of Christ

The few Christians among the Gayo tribe very much need our prayers. Pray they will cling to Christ, resting in his commitment to them.

Pray for the entire people group

The Gayo need medical workers to improve health conditions, as local understanding about health matters is very low. Pray for improved medical care.

Scripture Focus

"...that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else." 1 Kings 8:60

People Name Gayo
Country Indonesia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 332,000
World Population 332,000
Language Gayo
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Unspecified
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image