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In the City of the Sikhs

Sikhs

You would recognize the Sikhs if you saw them. The majority wear turbans on their heads and do not cut their hair or shave their beard. They are a tight-knit group.

Sikhs wouldn't claim to worship idols, but some Christians would say they almost worship their holy book. Some follow it more than Christians follow the Bible.

The Sikhs are hard to reach.

A Harvest in the Heart of Sikh Mecca

Sikh Golden Temple

Sikh Golden Temple | Image by Ravneetn13

The Golden Temple, or Harmandir Sahib (which means Abode of God), is considered the Mecca or Jerusalem of the Sikhs. It's situated in Amristar, Punjab, and it attracts 100,000 people per day for worship.

Though most go to the Golden Temple to worship the Sikh gods, the One True God is calling people to himself in that place.

All around Amritsar, God is reaping a big harvest and many Sikhs are coming to the Lord. The Faith, Prayer, and Tract League (FPTL) has 200 gospel tract distributors there!

Transforming Lives of the Sikhs

Dr. Mano Daniel, the current director of the FPTL, shares a testimony from a former Sikh who encountered Jesus through gospel tracts and FPTL.

Sunu was born a Sikh and had been very devout. He had a small shop near the Golden Temple. He was not very happy in his personal life. There seemed to be some big hole in his heart, as he put it. He went to the Temple and prayed daily and read his Holy Book. He followed the all the rules and regulations. Yet there was something missing. One day, three people came to his shop and they were talking excitedly.

The men prayed during their visit and this made Sunu wonder. He asked them about this and they told him that they were Christians and gave him gospel tracts in Hindi language. He could not read Hindi well so he asked his 16-year-old son to read it to him. After reading two of the tracts he knew what was missing in his life—Jesus Christ.

He began to search for Christians. Because of his business at the shop he could not do anything until nighttime. One day a friend told him about Christians meeting near his house in the evenings. He went to the meeting and since then he has been baptized.

He too began to distribute tracts. They forced him to shut down his shop. He lost everything. He came to me at a training during coffee break and told me, "Thank your father [the founder of FPTL] because of him I am a Christian today." Today Sunu is pastor of a church with 300 members all from Sikh and Hindu backgrounds.

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The Faith, Prayer, and Tract League (FPTL) has a team of people who write gospel tracts, pray daily, and hand out the tracts in India.

Learn more about at
https://liveglobal.org/faith-prayer-tract-league/

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