Daily Topic for August 13, 2011
This is what we seek when we pray for unreached people groups like the Marwadi Banias. We want more people to join in the chorus of praise for their creator and savior! We rejoice when His Kingdom is extended to those who previously walked in spiritual darkness.
Pray for missionaries working today to penetrate new groups. Pray that sacrifices of praise may soon arise from these peoples.
To most people, work and business holds a high priority in life. To the Marwadi Banias, business is the top priority in life. Through the centuries, the Marwadi Banias have managed to run successful businesses all over India. More recently they have begun to run international businesses. In 2005, Forbes magazine listed Marwadi individuals as making up two percent of the billionaires in the world! Along with business the Marwadis see family and unity as high priorities.
The Marwadi people know how to build bridges of trust within their local business relationships. Because of this trust, they can successfully market their business ventures through word of mouth to people from all kinds of communities throughout India.
Imagine what would happen if Marwadi communities made the decision to follow Christ! This would not only impact and change the Marwadis, but as the Holy Spirit transforms them, they can be a blessing to all of India.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Marwadi elders will soon hear and respond to the Words of Christ, and that their communities will be transformed so that they will be a blessing to all they deal with. Pray that they will be able to put finances in their proper place. Pray for God to send business people who love the Lord to build relationships with these Hindus.