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|People Name:||Jat Virk (Muslim traditions)|
|Primary Language:||Punjabi, Western|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Muslim - Jat|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
On the Pakistan side of Punjab, the Virk Jats are Muslim. Those on the Indian side are mostly Sikh. Virks still control the Pakistani city of Sheikhupura in Punjab Province politically and economically. They have a long history in that city.
Almost all the information about them found on the Internet has to do with their history. However, there are some interesting Virk Jats in modern times including Bollywood movie actresses and police chiefs.
In Pakistan there are relatively few opportunities for someone to hear the gospel from another person. With the intense persecution of religious minorities, few would dare to share Christ in this environment.
The Virk Jats have the entire New Testament available to them in their main language, Western Punjabi. There are also gospel-oriented gospel recordings available for downloading in this language.
There are no known Virk Christian believers, but please pray for any secret believers.
* Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers to this waiting harvest field.
* Pray for mission agencies to train missionaries to share the gospel message with the Virk Jat in a culturally sensitive way.
* Ask God to soften hearts and draw Virk Jat elders into a relationship with God through His Son.