People by the Water, Southern Africa

One African region has more than a million People by the Water. Centuries ago, a significant number of People by the Water emigrated from South Asia. Leaving behind language and caste, though many remain Hindu, they have created a distinct people group. Among them, there is a small percentage of Christians (the majority of these are Roman Catholic) and almost as many Muslims. Most of the population has never heard the gospel and/or has major misconceptions about what Christianity is. The official language is English, but most of the people speak a local language. The People by the Water have a diverse economy that is dominated by agriculture (sugar, tea, and coffee), but tourism and textiles also play a role. Although known for its natural beauty, tropical climate, and multi-ethnic and cultural diversity, this southern African region is a spiritually very dark place. Please pray for the salvation of the People by the Water.