The Aruamu people of Papua New Guinea live in the Madang Province, Bogia district, between the Ramu river and Bogia town.
Traditionally, they have practiced animism. They also recognize a distant and tricky creator-spirit god, whom they call Rangai.
Although Christianity was introduced to the region in the 1950s, many Aruamu Christians found it difficult to shake off their traditional animistic beliefs. Then in the late 1970s, some Aruamu men gave their hearts to Christ during an open-air crusade in the region and began sharing the Gospel among their people. Small, passionate evangelical churches were born, and today several dif-ferent churches and denominations are actively working among the Aruamu.
In 1979 Aruamu believers began praying for help translating the Bible into their heart language. God answered that prayer, and the Aruamu New Testament was dedicated in 2005. Now, the Aruamu Literacy Committee and translation team are ready to move forward with a translation of the Old Testament.
A team of seven mother tongue translators are ready to work hand-in-hand to translate the Old Testament Scriptures into their heart language. These Scriptures will encourage churches in their worship and believers in their walk with God, and it will be a tool for evangelizing the community at large.
* Scripture Prayers for the Mikarew, Ariawiai in Papua New Guinea.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Expanded PDF Profile|
|People Name General||Mikarew|
|People Name in Country||Mikarew, Ariawiai|
|Population this Country||12,000|
|Population all Countries||12,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Madang province: Bogia district, between Ramu river and Bogia town. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Aruamu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2004-2005)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Scripture MP3 files - download|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Aruamu New Testament|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Scripture text - download|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 13.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|