Islam was introduced to Assam in the 1200s, and today about one-third of Assam’s population is Muslim. Many Bengali speakers have come to live in Assam during the last half of the 20th century, so the Muslims in that state usually either speak Assamese or Bengali. They have many mosques of which Panbari is the oldest. Most Assamese Muslims depend on agriculture for a living.
Spiritual forces of darkness want all people to be blinded to their need for Jesus Christ. Though these are not orthodox Muslims, Assamese Muslims are still are looking elsewhere for spiritual answers.
Assamese Muslims are less orthodox than most other Asian Muslims. These Muslims are involved in Hindu festivals and customs. Perhaps they would be open to hearing about the life of Christ during Easter or Christmas celebrations put on by believers in this part of India.
Though there are no followers of Christ from the Muslim Assamese speaking community, there are many vibrant believers in this part of India who can go to them as Christ’s ambassadors.
* Pray for the Lord to make a way for Assamese Muslims to thrive economically and spiritually. * Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Assamese Muslims a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus. * Pray that when Assamese Muslim families discover the blessings of Jesus Christ that they will constantly share his riches with others.
"See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples." Isaiah 49:22