Sikhism came out of Hinduism at the time of the European Protestant Reformations. It is a monotheistic faith with belief in one God, not the many gods of Hinduism. Surprisingly, the Indian Constitution constitutes it as a Hindu sect along with Jainism. It has its own scriptures and places of worship. Valmiki is a caste that claims descent from Valmiki, the writer of one of Hinduism’s epic writings. Sikh Valmikis usually speak Punjabi though many also speak English. Currently, Sikhs are experiencing some Pentecostal house church growth through a mixture of Sikh and Christian worship styles.
Sikh belief in reincarnation may influence their understanding of being "born again." Eastern religions work against understanding Jesus as the only way to salvation and spiritual blessing.
Power encounters are proving to be useful in urban areas as is establishing Jesus satang (Jesus gatherings) that use Sikh worship patterns and music styles. Their understanding of a guru might be a bridge to understanding Jesus as a teacher.
"The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned." Matthew 4:16
Pray for this people group to see the light of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the spread of Jesus gatherings and power encounters among Valmiki Sikhs. Pray for house churches to spread into rural areas where the gospel is often weakest.
|People Name:||Sikh Valmiki|
|Primary Religion:||Other / Small|
|Online Audio NT:||No|