Unreached of Day: 2024-7-19

Urdu in Ireland


Urdu in Ireland

The term Urdu does not adequately describe the Urdu people as such but is merely a language distinction. Urdu, now the official language of Pakistan, is an Indo-Iranian language that developed from the Hindi language. Most Urdu speakers originate from Pakistan but in recent years, many have emigrated to the West, including the United States, England and Ireland.

Ministry Obstacles

There are few Christian communities reaching out to Urdu speakers from South Asia. There needs to be greater efforts to effectively reach Urdu speakers with the gospel in Ireland, where there is freedom of religion. Urdu speakers assume all Europeans are Christian, so they often equate sexual immorality and drunkenness with Christianity. 

Outreach Ideas

The local Irish church can rise up to reach the Urdu speakers around them. The Church can love Urdu-speaking immigrants by helping them in their transition to life in Ireland.

Scripture Focus

"Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David."  Isaiah 55:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people to have wide open ears to the words of the Lord.

Prayer Focus

Pray for a Book of Acts type of move to Christ among Urdu speakers in Ireland. Pray for Urdu-speaking people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods. Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Urdu-speaking community to change their society from within. Pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and empower Urdu-speaking disciples to make more disciples.

Urdu in Ireland

People Name: Urdu
Pronunciation:OOR-doo
Country: Ireland
10/40 Window: No
Population: 8,000
World Population: 2,165,000
Language: Urdu
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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