The Balinese are from the island of Bali, which is an island of Indonesia. There are over 4 million Balinese in Indonesia. The Balinese are very close-knit and have strong family and religious bonds. They practice Hinduism, their religion impacts every single aspect of community life. However, Balinese Hinduism differs from Indian Hinduism because some of the original Balinese beliefs are mixed in. Balinese people are known throughout the world for their artistry which can range from paintings, carving, sculpting, dancing, and weavings.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There are very few workers among the Balinese. Pray for a church planting movement to begin and for the few Balinese believers to be emboldened to share the Gospel with their friends, family, and neighbors.
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Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Alan Johnson, a global worker to Asia Pacific, says, “My conviction is that our work is the strongest and most fruit-bearing when the focal point is getting the gospel to those with the least access.” The Balinese have limited access to the gospel, but the island of Bali is an increasingly important hub of tourism in Indonesia and a strategic location for a vibrant and missional church planting movement.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray for church planting initiatives to reach the Balinese.
- Pray for wisdom and creativity as workers share the gospel with Balinese.
- Pray for more workers who will commit to living among the Balinese.
- Pray that God may empower the few believers among the Balinese to be witnesses to others in their communities.