South Asian Unengaged Peoples

The Shina, with a population of 570,000, is the second-largest unengaged, unreached people group in Pakistan. They live in the Gilgit-Baltistan region in the northeastern part of the country. Many also live in the urban centers of Pakistan. The Shina people are almost 100% Muslim, with only a handful of known believers and no indigenous church. There are two major problems hindering efforts to reach the Shina people. First, there is not a Bible in the Shina language and very few Bible resources in the language. Second, long-term workers are not allowed to live in Gilgit-Baltistan, so it’s important that efforts to reach the Shina include plans to reach those living outside the region. Please pray for Bible translation projects to be completed so the Shina will have at least portions of the Bible in their language. Pray for the fellowship of Shina believers. Pray for Pakistani believers to develop a burden to reach the Shina. Pray for opportunities to reach the Shina people in major cities outside of Gilgit-Baltistan.