Most of the Gujaratis who have left their home in western India to make their fortunes are from the Patel community. If you meet a South Asian who works in the motel industry, they are probably a Patel. This community is branching out to other businesses as well. They are among the wealthiest communities in the world.
The Gujaratis are most likely to own businesses in Canada's many urban centers like Toronto.
A December, 2015 article in the Star Tribune said this about the Gujaratis: "For Gujaratis, enterprise is virtually a cultural obligation and has always earned the most respect. Starting a small corner shop is seen as more impressive than holding a mid-level management job in somebody else's company. For many Gujaratis the point of acquiring knowledge is to attain practical goals, particularly business goals."
But they do pay a price: Gujarati businessmen in Canada work long hours, with little time for social activities. They are wealthy, but perhaps their wealth leaves them lonely.
Though there are Muslim Gujaratis, the ones who venture out into other nations tend to be from the Hindu community. They look at the world in a pragmatic way, seeking favor from Hindu gods and goddesses, and hoping for their favor during important events like weddings and opening new businesses. They do not have a personal relationship with their gods.
Gujarati Hindus in Canada are not at all needy when it comes to material things, but they are spiritually impoverished, since they do not put Jesus in the center of their lives.
* Scripture Prayers for the Gujarati in Canada.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Gujaratis in Canada a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* There are almost no efforts to reach the Gujarati diaspora, though they are in places where there is religious freedom like Canada. Pray for teams of believers to establish friendships with Gujaratis and lead them to the One who offers spiritual freedom for all who come to him.
* Pray for a church planting movement among Gujaratis in Canada that will spread to those who live in Gujarat, India.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-06|
|People Name General||Gujarati|
|People Name in Country||Gujarati|
|Population this Country||277,000|
|Population all Countries||3,367,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||6|
|Alternate Names||Bajania; Gujarani; Indo-Pakistani; Karana; Parsi; Shahinshahi; Zarabe; Zardasht; Zarushti|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Edmonton Source: Global Gates 2021|
Primary Language: Gujarati
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1985)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gujarati|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati|
|Text / Printed Matter||Father's Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.10 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|