Jat Gil (Sikh traditions) in India
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Hollywood is a familiar name in the Western world for being the center of the entertainment and film industry, but throughout most of South Asia, the entertainment hub is nicknamed "Bollywood," centered in Mumbai. A name that crops up time and again in Bollywood is the surname Shergill. A number of Shergills are prominent in India's entertainment industry. The Shergill name comes from the Gil Jat clan, mostly from India's Punjab State. The Gil Jat clan is found in the Punjab regions straddling eastern Pakistan and northwestern India. It is one of the largest and most aristocratic of the Jat clans. Historically they were renowned for their courage, honesty and bravery.

Ministry Obstacles
The Gil Jats live in a part of India where there is very little gospel presence. The idea of depending on a sin-forgiving savior is foreign to them.

Outreach Ideas
In every people group, there are pioneers ready to break with culture and tradition and explore something new. TV and film might be just such a venue for the gospel message.

Scripture Focus
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"  1 Peter 1:3

Scripture Prayer
Pray that many among this people are born again and become part of God’s family.

Prayer Focus
Pray for God to anoint and appoint workers to create relevant, culturally sensitive Christ-centered radio, TV and films that will be appropriate for the Gil Jats of India. Pray for the Gil Jats, even those who work in the entertainment industry, to see their need for Jesus Christ.

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