The Sasak live on the island of Lombok and practice a version of Islam known as Wektu Lima, which means “five times” and refers to the number of daily prayers required of Muslims. The Sasak have two classes of people in their society: revered nobility and lower class. To many, the Sasak are considered frightening. However, the Sasak are a hospitable people who honor their families and neighbors. Many of the Sasak live as farmers, laborers, fishermen and craftsmen. The Sasak give high importance and much value to good friendship and respecting others.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There are very few believers among the Sasak; many face persecution once they become believers.
Pray for God to give the Sasak dreams and visions which will propel them to seek the truth.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
There are no AGWM missionaries and few Christians among the nearly 3 million Sasak.
Pray for boldness among the few believers and for more workers to be called to the Sasak.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Entrepreneurs: The island of Lombok has potential as a tourism hub. As you seek God and advocate for this unreached community, consider new and creative ways the Sasak might be reached with the gospel.
Readers, Writers, and Speakers: Who will communicate the gospel to the Sasak? Might the Holy Spirit be speaking to you to take part in pioneering the witness of Christ among the Sasak?
Problem Solvers: There is a high rate of infant mortality and women dying during childbirth due to lack of adequate medical care. Medical compassion ministries are greatly needed to bring life and provide adequate care.