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 Unreached of the Day: Urdu of Oman

Urdu of Oman
The term "Urdu" does not adequately describe the Urdu people as such, but is merely a language distinction. Urdu-speaking Muslims are not an ethnic group in the strictest sense, but are rather a collection of ethnic groups who have been widely dispersed geographically. They possess a sense of "group identity" based on cultural and historical factors. A majority of Urdu speakers live in Pakistan and the northern states of India. Urdu speakers are descendants of immigrants who were the "cream of society" in their own countries. Some are the descendants of Arab merchants and soldiers. Others descended from Turks, Persians, and Pashtuns. Although the Urdu are all Muslims, this is no longer a strongly unifying factor. Since entire communities tended to migrate together, different Islamic sects of Urdu speakers are found in different countries.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual opposition can be expected as Jesus is presented to people. Workers should be prepared but not intimidated by this.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the Urdu will learn of the availability of Jesus film downloads from the web, as well as scripture and other resources. Please pray they will desire to download and use these resources.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are probably no followers today of Jesus among the Urdu speakers of Oman. Please pray the Lord will begin stirring the hearts of these people to find out more about Isa (Jesus), as he is known in the Koran. Pray for a curiosity so that when the Gospel comes it will be welcomed.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray Urdu-speaking Muslims in all countries of residence will gain an interest in knowing and serving Jesus the Messiah.

Scripture Focus
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedlingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

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