South Asian immigrants in Denmark

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South Asian immigrants have sought refuge in Denmark for many years. They typically live in city centers. Currently, the largest South Asian groups in Denmark are from Pakistan. Many South Asian immigrants work in product and service sections. In recent years tensions between the Danish and refugees has risen and many South Asian immigrants may feel marginalized from Danish society. South Asian immigrants tend to be very polite and reserved and aim to maintain their cultural integrity. South Asian immigrants are primarily Muslim with very few believers among them.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Out of the estimated 52,000 South Asian immigrants in Denmark, only 0.50% are followers of Jesus.  Those who have come to faith in Jesus usually hear about Jesus through a friend who shared the Gospel with them.

Pray that Danish Christians may be a beacon of hope for the South Asian immigrants who arrive in Denmark. Pray for wisdom and divine appointments as they seek friendship with South Asian immigrants.

Sustainability // The Bigger Story

There has been an influx of refugees arriving from South Asia as many have faced displacement from their countries. Currently, there are very few missionaries working in Denmark.

Pray for more missionaries to join in the efforts to reach South Asians in Denmark. To join in these efforts visit AGWM Europe.

Partnership // Move Beyond

Entrepreneurs: How can your marketplace skills be used to reach South Asian immigrants in Denmark? Would you pray, giving the Holy Spirit permission to use your vocational skills in Demark?

Readers, Writers, and Speakers: Many immigrants that arrive in Denmark are not fluent in Danish. Teaching Danish to South Asian immigrants could build a bridge to reaching them with the Gospel.

Problem Solvers: There are mixed feeling about South Asian immigrants in many communities of faith. Pray for the national church to be burdened to reach the South Asians who live in their neighborhoods.

Interested in more opportunities? Visit the Wide Open website.

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