“South Asian” refers to those native to countries such as, India, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. In the 1950s and 1960s, some South Asian people groups migrated to Germany from India and Pakistan for education and better work. Many married German women and some brought their wives from India. In the 1960s and 1970s, thousands of Malayali people migrated and integrated into German society. They worked in hospitals and established their own communities. There also some Sikh asylum seekers that came to Germany. The majority of South Asian people are Hindu or Muslim, however, some such as the Malayali are Christian.Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray for the church in Germany, that God will use them to minister among South Asian communities.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10, NIV).
- Pray God will pour out his Spirit on Malayali churches, and they would be compelled to reach other South Asian people groups.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
- Pray the work done in the lives of South Asian people in Germany will extend to their families and friends in Southern Asia.
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