Jilim speakers are tucked away inland from the Madang Highway that runs along the Rai Coast.
Thank God that the neighboring language group of Anjam have the New Testament and the Bongu have some audio recordings of scripture. Pray that these neighboring groups will take the scriptures to heart and freely share the ways, works and words of Jesus with the Jilim people.
The locals may access a service center by foot or by hitching a ride with a "good Samaritan" who owns a four-wheel drive. Few, if any, would own their own vehicle because their land is too infertile to support significant incomes.
Most are Christian, but they lack adequate written and audio materials.
Self-reported literacy rates in the district are 36 per cent for females and 53 per cent for males. There is evidence that actual literacy rates are no more than 12 per cent for females and 18 per cent for males. There are no high schools or vocational training centers in this district. Please pray for a marked improvement in the education opportunities for the Jilim people and their neighbors.
Pray also for physical and spiritual protection over the Jilim people.
Pray for protection and blessing of the Jilim people who have left the community for the big city, where low skilled income opportunities are scarce and where temptation to resort to crime or prostitution is high.
Ask God to send workers to bring his love and his word to the Jilim people, both in their traditional villages and in the cities.
Scripture Prayers for the Jilim in Papua New Guinea.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
|Profile Source: Joshua Project
|People Name General
|People Name in Country
|Population this Country
|Population all Countries
|Frontier People Group
|6 (per PeopleGroups.org)
|Pioneer Workers Needed
|Papua New Guinea
|Australia and Pacific
|Location in Country
|Madang province. Source: Ethnologue 2016