Malaysia

Two distinct parts: an eastern peninsula south of Thailand and a larger western island. Culturally divided between Muslim Malay and Buddhist Chinese. The Church is almost exclusively Chinese, as it’s forbidden to prosthelytize to Malay.

Major People Groups: Malay 61.7%, Chinese 20.8%, Indian 6.2%, other 0.9%

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Population: 27,913,990 

Peoples: 183 (31% unreached)

Largest Religion: Muslim

Muslim 61.3%, Buddhist 19.8%, Christian 9.2%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 1.3%, other 0.4%, Non 0.8%

Prayer:

  1. Pray for religious freedom and boldness for Chinese believers that would facilitate cross-racial unity in the Church and a loving and persistent witness to Muslims.
  2. Pray for the Malay people, one of the world’s largest unreached people groups, to encounter the gospel both at home and abroad.
  3. Pray for an end to the ever-increasing pressure on Malaysians to adopt shari’a law.
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