A very faithful church member who was a Sikh background believer passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest. The man was a pioneer and a leader in a Punjabi church in Manila. In 2021 he was also a ministry pioneer in a new city with Sikh business communities. When he passed away, both congregations held memorial services for the godly man. This gave many people in the Indian Diaspora communities a way to hear the Gospel proclaimed.
An Old Believer in a New City
The man and his wife moved to a new city in 2021 to launch a business. Together with Mark and Shoni, they connected with Sikh people there. They began a regular ministry among the Sikh business communities of the city. When this godly leader passed away, Pastor Mark led a funeral service for the man in the city where he and his wife made their new home. Many people in the community heard the Gospel when Mark shared at the funeral.
A Pioneer in the Punjabi Congregation
The godly man was also a pioneer at the main Punjabi congregation in Manila. This church hosted a service to honor his life, and many families, relatives, and friends came. Again, Pastor Mark was able to proclaim the good news of eternal life in Jesus.
Please pray for the Sikh business communities who attended the funerals of this godly man to ponder the truths they heard share about eternal life. Mark and Shoni pray that many will put their faith in Jesus because of the testimony of this faithful believer.
Pouring Into New Leaders in Sikh Business Communities
To continue the influence of the Gospel in both cities and beyond, Mark and Shoni make it a priority to pour into leaders of the Sikh background believers. This is, “So that they can effectively reach out to their own people. We meet with them, train them, encourage them, pray with them, and stand with them if any problems they are going through.”
New leaders are needed for the vision Mark and Shoni have to strengthen young churches and plant new ones.
“In the last two months we have found two new places for our outreach, evangelism and discipleship among Sikhs. These new places have great number of Indian population and has great potential to start church ministry over there. They are traveling with their motorcycles and joining our church.”
Pray for the Work in Sikh Business Communities
- for the newest congregation in the Sikh community where the godly leader passed away
- for the many who heard the Gospel at the two funerals
- for new leaders to grow, especially in the two new places for reaching Sikh people
- for God to supply a vehicle for Mark and Shoni to reach the wide network among the Diaspora
- for God to provide a North American church partner for Mark and Shoni