"The sun never sets on the British Empire," used to be a true saying until the late 1950s. By that time, many lands controlled by the UK were independent, including Malaysia, which was established as a nation in 1957. Colonized people were allowed to migrate to Great Britain, and the Malays were no exception. As a result, there are a small number of Malay people in that country. Many of these are college students.
The strongest characteristic of Malay identity that remains consistent regardless of their location is their adherence to the Islamic faith. Though they mix ancient beliefs with their form of Islam, being a Muslim is a central part of the Malay identity. It is very difficult for them to allow Christ to penetrate this mindset.
The Malay can be reached in Great Britain, where there is freedom of religion. The Malay are often gregarious and friendly. Believers can make friends with them through social networks preferred by Malay Muslims.
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions." Joel 2:28
Pray that this people group receives the gift of the Holy Spirit as they turn to the Lord.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to penetrate the wall of religion that keeps them from accepting the Savior and give them a desire for Jesus Christ. Pray for loving and persevering workers to go to them. It is often very difficult to be allowed into their social networks.
|People Name||Malaysian Malay|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|