Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Ask rain

By this time, Gujarat should be well into the monsoon season.  But this year, rain started late and has been very sporadic.  When you are talking about a state with 60 million people, a shortage of rain can soon become … Continue reading

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Ramadan

Ramadan is the name of the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. For this entire month, Muslims will celebrate the time when Muhammed wrote the Quran, the holy book of the Muslims. Every Muslim who is physically able will fast … Continue reading

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Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 17 marks the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh guru and founder of the Sikh religion. Guru Nanak was the first of ten gurus who were responsible for shaping the belief system of the Sikhs. His … Continue reading

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Boldness

In November, over 200 Believers, layleaders in their villages, were taught how to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with people around them, and how to train other Believers to share.  Praise the Lord for this evidence of His … Continue reading

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Joint heirs

God is moving among the Bhil people in southern Gujarat.  People in several churches have been learning not only how to share their faith, but also how to teach others to share the Good News.  A tribal group and mostly … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is not required in the Hindu religion, but still millions will make pilgrimage every year.  For over 2000 years, Hindus have been journeying to holy places, wanting to look upon the ‘god’ or seek a boon.  It is not … Continue reading

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Bakri Eid

On October 15, Muslims in Gujarat and all around the world celebrate Bakri Id, or Eid-Al-Adha, in commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son before God.  Celebrations include new clothes, ritual prayers and holy readings, family gatherings and special … Continue reading

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