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Bugis of Indonesia
The Bugis are a dynamic and highly mobile people, considered by many to be the dominant people group in South Sulawesi. Many Bugis have left their home area to seek success and wealth. The Bugis believe very strongly that certain days are good days, with good fortune for events and activities held on the first Wednesday and last Thursday of each month. Conversely, they consider Saturday to be a bad day, with misfortune more likely to happen on this day. The Bugis people are famous for their fervent adherence to Sunni Islam. However, many still follow their traditional system of animistic beliefs.
The Bugis people have a history of strong commitment to Islam.
Perhaps the Lord will lead Indonesian Christians in other people groups to carry the good news of Jesus to the Bugis. Scripture and other communication tools are available in the language of the Bugis, but workers are needed.
Pray for those few people among the Bugis community who follow Christ. Pray they will be sent teachers and study materials to help them grow in Christ. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together, and to spur one another on to love and good deeds.
The Bugis need financial investment and modernization in public shipping and the fishing industry, because there is large potential in these sectors. Also, South Sulawesi's potential in the mining and industrial sectors is still largely untapped, due to a lack of expertise and investment.
"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18