Daily Topic for January 09, 2018

Isaiah 49:1, NET
Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.

Pray that the Punjabis in Mauritius will hear and respond to the words of true prophets like Isaiah. He was called by God to tell the church of his wonders among the nations.

Punjabi Sikhs in Mauritius

by PD

This story is intended to illustrate facts about this people group.)
“It’s nice to meet you, Simar!” The Punjabi Sikh from India shook hands with a local Sikh while waiting for a bus in Port Louis, Mauritius. “This is my first visit and I’m curious about our people in Mauritius. What is your story?”
Simar replied, “Originally my great-great great grandparents were sent here by the British in 1846. They worked on the sugar plantations. My father became successful working in banking, and I’m working in the trading market. Would you like to come to my home and meet my family? We have a beautiful home near the beach.” “Thank you, Simar. That would be nice!”
With a population of almost two million, the Punjabis (almost all are Sikh) in Mauritius are economically and professionally very successful. They can be found working in the areas of commerce, trading, banking, tourism, politics, teaching, and medicine. Sikhism has its roots in the teachings of Guru Nanak. The basic principles are honest hard work, and helping others in need. Sikhs in Mauritius are friendly, but most of them are not open to discussing spiritual matters regarding the claims of Jesus.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Sikhs of Mauritius will have ears to hear the teachings of Jesus. Pray there will soon come a time when they will be discipled in his ways, just as many are in India.


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