Tamil of Singapore The majority of Indian migrant workers living in Singapore come from Tamil Nadu villages in southern India. These Indian migrant workers are scattered throughout Singapore in approximately three hundred work sites. Many workers are educated and literate, while others are illiterate. Life in Singapore is tough for migrant workers. They generally work six to seven days a week. Some migrant workers live in well-built flats, but a majority are poorly housed and live in small shacks or containers. Migrant workers can be exploited by their employers who take advantage of loopholes in the legal system. Due to hard work, pressure, loan repayment, new-found freedom, or loneliness, many migrant workers resort to alcoholism, prostitution, and gambling.
Ministry Obstacles Nominal Christians in Singapore do not provide a good example to the Tamil of what being a Christian is supposed to mean.
Outreach Ideas There are many evangelical Christians in Singapore. Perhaps the Lord will show some their opportunity and responsibility to minister to Tamil speakers. They need friendship as well as spiritual assistance.
Pray for the followers of Christ There are some Christians among the Tamil of Singapore. Pray they will find good churches in which to fellowship, and will grow in their love for Christ and in obedience to him.
Pray for the entire people group Pray for Tamil workers to not be exploited by their employers. Pray for improved working conditions, also.
Scripture Focus "For from the rising of the sun, even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations ... says the Lord of hosts." Malachi 1:11