The Baloch, or Baluch, are from the area of Baluchistan and Sind provinces in southern Pakistan. They are part of the larger Baloch people group which number over 8 million who mostly live in Pakistan, but many began moving to Arab lands when oil was discovered. Some claim they descended from Nimrod, son of Cush; however, their origins are largely unknown.
Most of the population of Oman is Arab, but one-fifth of the population is Southern Baloch. They are semi-nomadic shepherds. Before practicing Islam, they likely practiced Zoroastrianism, which is the ancient Persian religion. Now, almost all Baloch in Oman practice Ibadhi Islam, which is the state religion of Oman.Engagement // What’s Happening Now
Pray for church planting initiatives in Oman, that God would provide opportunities to minister among nomadic tribes such as the Baloch. Learn more about Live Dead church plants on their Arab World website: http://arabworld.livedead.org/Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Most Baloch live in Pakistan, numbering over 7 million. Pray for ministry to Baloch in Pakistan.Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray for Baloch who are doubting, that God would reveal truth to them.
- Pray for a complete Bible to be translated in their language.
- Pray for spiritual freedom from Islam, and that Baloch Christians can walk in faith in Jesus.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36, NIV).