"Bajau Bible Study" 2011 by Success Kanayo Uchime *
Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia
The Bajau have always been sea-faring
people; fishing and earning their living
from the sea.
They traditionally live on their boats and in huts built on
stilts along the coastal regions throughout the Sulu Islands.
There are Bajau in the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and
Indonesia. They tend
to be nomadic, moving from
one coastal area to another.
In the Philippines they are considered the poorest
of the poor and are often moved by the local government
in an attempt to relocate them in a better place or sometimes
just to clean up an area where they
have been living.
Some Bajau tribes have found a more permanent
some have even moved inland.
They are non-aggressive people.
They have no weapons and usually flee in boats when they
are threatened. They
make their living by selling fish and
other items in the local market and sometimes selling
‘door to door’. Some
dive for pearls and sell the pearls they find.
They often supplement their family income by begging.
Many of the Bajau children do not attend school because
their births have not been registered.
The Philippine government is
helping by trying to get all the children’s births
They are in the coastal regions of the
Philippines; originally living on the Sulu Islands.
There are groups located in Luzon, Cebu, Negros, Bohol,
Mindanao and probably other locations as well.
SEAMIST targets all the Bajau
Peoples in the Philippines for prayer.
SEAMIST has a church planting team
working among the Bajau in Negros.
115,000 Philippines, 167,000 Indonesia, 12,000 Brunei,
Bajau, Central Sama
Adherents: < 5%; Evangelical: listed as 0%, but there are Badjau in Cebu
City that are saved.
Prayer for the SEAMIST team that works among the Bajau
Pray that the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Bajau
to receive the Good News.
Pray that the people can stay in one location long
enough to be discipled and for their children to be
Pray that the Lord will call out more Missionaries to
work among the Bajau.
Pray that the Lord will reveal Himself to them in
visions and dreams.
Pray that they will seek to have a closer relationship to God.
Pray that they will become ‘fishers of men.’
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