Mascarene Islands (Mauritius, Reunion, Rodriguez)

By faith we see:

  • competent pastors and leaders rooted in the truth of the Bible, as they lead and teach their congregations.
  • vibrant churches reaching out to those living and dying without Jesus in Mauritius and beyond.
  • evangelical denominations united as they fulfil the Great Commission of Christ.

Mascarene Islands (Mauritius, Reunion, Rodriguez)

By faith we see:

  • competent pastors and leaders rooted in the truth of the Bible, as they lead and teach their congregations.
  • vibrant churches reaching out to those living and dying without Jesus in Mauritius and beyond.
  • evangelical denominations united as they fulfil the Great Commission of Christ.

Communities where Christ is least known

Hindus

The least-reached people groups of Mauritius are Muslims and Hindus. Hindus in Mauritius originate from India. Many hierarchical and economic sub-groups exist among them, with the best known being the Brahmins, the priestly community. The Brahmins form the religious backbone of Hinduism. The Bhojpuris are an ethnic sub-group and make up the majority of Indians in Mauritius. Hindus represent nearly half of the population in Mauritius.
Some scholars say that the number of Hindu gods exceeds 35 million. Most of the deities are believed to be both good and evil in nature. Hindus believe in reincarnation. Only the gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to break through the religious barriers that have kept the Hindus in Mauritius bound in both spiritual and physical poverty.

Prayers

1

Praise God for the faithfulness of Assembly of God Churches that are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

2

Pray for unity among the various evangelical church denominations, and a common vision for those still needing to hear and understand the good news.

3

Pray for the evangelical churches of Mauritius to rise to the challenge of supporting missionaries and missions work.

4

Pray for those attending discipleship and leadership training to grow in their knowledge of God and in their faith.

5

Pray for new missionaries to join the SIM team, entering the country as business people and university lecturers.