Maliar Pashtun in Pakistan
pronounced: MAHL-yar pahsh-TOON

The Maliar are successful horticulturists and are engaged in the fruit and vegetable business. Some Maliar refer to themselves as being in the Arain community. Unlike other tribes found in their region of Punjab, military recruitment was not open to them, because they were deemed not to be a martial race. The Maliar, like other communities in their region, have begun to emigrate to the West, particularly to the United Kingdom.

Ministry Obstacles: The Punjab of Pakistan is a difficult area for Christian workers to be active, and there is much spiritual darkness.

Outreach Ideas: Perhaps Maliar who are now living in the West will encounter Christian believers who will be able to lead some to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. These new Christians may be prompted to take the good news of Christ back to their own people in Pakistan.

Scripture Focus: "He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." Daniel 7:14

Scripture Prayer: Pray that many from today’s people group will understand and respond to the fact that Jesus Christ has an eternal kingdom. Pray for them to worship their eternal King of kings!

Prayer Focus: It is doubtful there are followers of Jesus Christ among the Maliar people, although there may be some secret believers. Please pray for any believers there may be. Pray for a growing interest in Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) as the Koran is preached in the mosque. Perhaps Jesus will reveal himself to the Maliar people in powerful ways.

 


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