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Unreach People Group - Urdu: Indian Muslims


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Unreach People Group - Urdu: Indian Muslims

  1. 1. Urdu Indian Muslims Johannesburg – South Africa
  2. 2. Who are those ? <ul><li>Who? Urdu Indian Muslim from South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>What they speak? English </li></ul><ul><li>Urdu (mixture of vocabulary from Turkish, Persian and Arabic) </li></ul><ul><li>Where? Johannesburg, South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>How much? 247,000 (0.49%) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are their lives like? <ul><ul><li>Urdu-speaking Muslims can be found in every level of society. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the landlords and the religious leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>illiterate and the educated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> the poor and the money lenders </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Basic religious beliefs and practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>99.9% Sunni Muslims (the largest branch of Islam / Orthodox Islam) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.49% Evangelical </li></ul></ul>What are their lives like?
  5. 5. How is it going? <ul><li>> 0.1% but <= 2% Evangelicals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5% Professing Christians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple agencies involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 known church </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Many consider the moral values of Western Christians to be &quot; pagan .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>They are very suspicious of opening up to Christianity. </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentalist Muslims are very outspoken against Christianity. </li></ul>How do they see us?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Pray that God will open doors for Christian businessmen to share the Gospel with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask God to strengthen, encourage, and protect the small number of Urdu Muslims that have converted to Christianity. </li></ul>Prayer Points
  8. 8. <ul><li>Pray that these converts will be bold in their witness for Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Urdu towards Christians so that they will be receptive to the Gospel. </li></ul>Prayer Points
  9. 9. <ul><li>Pray that God will reveal Himself to them through dreams and visions . </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Diaspora Urdu. </li></ul>Prayer Points