South Asian Diaspora
Highly collectivistic and communal, over 5 million South Asians work as labourers in the Arabian Gulf: Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalis, Bangladeshis, and Sri Lankans. The majority work and live in extremely demanding conditions while remitting up to 80% of their poverty-level earnings to their loved ones back home. Yet, they are hospitable and generous with guests, exemplifying a spirit of resilience. There are many Christian fellowships among Indians, with over 10% believers. However, less than 1% of the other countries represented are believers, with very few Christian fellowships. The Muslim host culture is not receptive to the Gospel to the point of rejection and hostility.
Around 2 million South Asians live in Canada.
PRAY WITH US:
Father, we bless South Asians in the Arabian Gulf. We ask that they are treated justly and fairly in their workplaces. Satisfy them with your rest. Give them a deep understanding of your great love for them. We ask you to bless them with dreams and visions to show that you are a good Father.
We bless them with open hearts to the flood of your mighty love. We pray Muslims would have open eyes to see Jesus as the ultimate expression of your great love for them.
May they come to understand that you deeply care for and desire them. Come Lord Jesus and soothe their wounded souls. Let love’s grip dissolve their reserve, woo them, and draw them into your goodness. Amen.
The Alliance Canada
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