The Muslim Cham people from Southeast Asia who live in the US live mainly in Southern California's Orange County, Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA. In California they struggle to keep their kids from the destructive behavior they see around them like joining gangs and using drugs. They also struggle to keep their children from leaving the Cham culture. This culture embraces their own form of folk Islam. The Cham in Orange County have their own mosque. In Seattle, they are more likely to share their places of worship with other ethnic groups.
Though some Cham people in the past were Hindu, most are now Muslim. Their social interactions are usually with other Muslims who reinforce their traditional beliefs. Muslims have no concept of a loving Heavenly Father who can direct their lives and provide them abundant life. Pray for members of the Cham communities in the US to seek and find Jesus.
Though most of the Cham in the United States are Muslims, a small number of them adhere to some form of Christianity. Pray that the light of the Holy Spirit will shine through these few Cham believers in such a way that their Muslim neighbors will desire to have the same spiritual riches as those who follow Christ. Pray for believers to take the time to befriend and disciple people from Cham communities.
There may be a handful of Christian believers among the Cham people in the United States, but only a handful. Please pray for nearby Christians to reach out to the Cham people, as well as to other needy people groups in their area. * The Cham people have adhered to religious systems in the past, but they have not experienced being children of God.
* Pray that the eyes of their hearts will be open in such a way that they desire to become part of something bigger than themselves: spiritual children in the Kingdom of God.
* Pray for a spiritual breakthrough among the Cham that will result in many following Christ in the US as well as in Southeast Asia.
* Pray for God to raise up unstoppable believers among the Cham people who will stop at nothing to have His Name praised among the Cham people.
Scripture Prayers for the Cham, Western in United States.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-05-19|
|People Name General||Cham, Western|
|People Name in Country||Cham, Western|
|Natural Name||Western Cham|
|Population this Country||3,300|
|Population all Countries||326,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Cambodian; Cambodian Cham; Chăm (Chàm); Chiem; Chiem Thanh; Hoi; Thanh; Tjam; West Cham; Western Cham|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
Primary Language: Cham, Western
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2021)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Cham, Western|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.10 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|