The Meo people of Pakistan follow Muslim practices and customs, but until partition in 1947 they heavily mixed their beliefs with Hindu teachings. At that time they had a resurgence of Islamic traditions. Even though they consider themselves to be from the well-respected Rajput community, some consider the Meo to be of a lower caste. Though Pakistani society tries to eliminate caste because of it's Hindu roots, it still affects people in this Muslim country.
The Meo people have a long history as Hindus, but their identity is in Islam. They live in Pakistan, a closed Muslim country where the gospel is not welcome. Christians can be heavily persecuted there, and Muslim neighbors can intimidate Meo people who might look outside of Islam for spiritual answers.
There are many oral and printed gospel materials in the Western Punjabi language that the Meo people can understand. Missionaries cannot go into a closed country like Pakistan, but people can discreetly take in gospel materials like the JESUS Film and gospel recordings. People can also access the Bible using SD cards.
"I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; He will tend them and be their shepherd." Ezekiel 34:23
Pray for today’s people group to submit to the one true shepherd, Jesus Christ.
Pray that the Lord will soon raise up the first fellowship of Meo Muslim background believers in Pakistan. * Pray that believers worldwide will harness the tools of the Internet and social media to reach more unreached people groups like the Meo of Pakistan. * Pray that the Lord will mercifully reach the Meo people through dreams and visions. * There are many oral and printed gospel materials in the Western Punjabi language that the Meo people can understand. Pray that they will have easy access to these and that their hearts will be ready for a spiritual revolution. * Pray for a church planting movement among the Meo people of Pakistan.
|People Name||Mewati (Muslim traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|