Most Punjabi live in India, numbering approximately 36 million. Their name describes those who speak Punjabi and those who are from the region of Punjab. Punjabi can also be found in numerous other countries including Oman. The Punjabi in Oman are primarily Muslim, while many also practice Hinduism and Sikhism. Most Punjabi fall into the higher castes; however, most Muslim Punjabi reject the caste system.Engagement // What’s Happening Now
Live Dead Arab World is the primary church planting initiative in North Africa and the Middle East. They believe the issue is not a matter of lostness but of access. The answer to reaching the Muslim world is to provide access. Pray for church planting teams in Oman as they work to reach Muslim Punjabi.Sustainability // The Bigger Story
There are over 150,000 Punjabi in the United States. In J. D. Payne’s book, Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission, he states that, ‘the Sovereign Lord orchestrates the movement of peoples across the globe in order to advance his kingdom for his glory.” As Punjabi people come to countries with access to the gospel, pray God orchestrates opportunities for believers to share the gospel with them.Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray the hearts of Punjabi would be open to the gospel.
- Pray God would reveal himself to them through miracles, visions, and sharing of the gospel.
- Pray churches and believers would see the need to reach out to Punjabi people in their communities.
*Payne, J. D. (2012). Strangers next door: immigration, migration, and mission. Downers Grove, Ill., IVP Books.