Baloch Rind in Pakistan

Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Baloch Rind
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,131,000
World Population: 1,131,000
Primary Language: Balochi, Southern
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Baloch
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

Baloch peoples like the Rind tribe generally live in remote mountainous and desert regions, which provides protection from invasions. They live mainly in the Balochistan region of the southeastern-most edge of the Iranian plateau in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Life is hard for the Baloch tribes, and things are even more difficult since they are often fighting against the Pakistani government. There is not enough water in this region; as a result, farming and livestock herding is difficult.

Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan does not allow church planting missionaries into their country. The number of believers who can share Christ in this Muslim nation is very small.

Outreach Ideas

The tradition of a Baloch mother singing lullabies to her children has played an important role in the transfer of knowledge from generation to generation for many centuries. The Rind Baloch enjoy stories and songs about their military victories. Is it possible for someone to come up with culturally appropriate music, skits, and oral stories that honor the Lord for the Rind Baloch people? Since it's very difficult for outsiders to enter and stay in this land, perhaps songs and recorded stories can be downloadable on the internet.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers among the Rind Baloch people in Pakistan. Pray for a faithful group of intercessors to come together and intercede for these Muslims until there is a church planting movement among them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that the Rind Baloch may be open to the gospel and to the Savior.
* Pray that God will provide workers who speak the Balochi language to work with the Baloch peoples.
* Pray that God will show the Baloch peoples the way to live together in peace and prosperity.

Text Source:   Keith Carey