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

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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