Daily Topic for September 06, 2012
India is an amazing country, especially when you consider how the gospel has been embraced in some parts, but not in others. In the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, there are strong churches and Indian missionaries, though there are still unreached people groups there. In the northeast, the Meghalaya and Nagaland groups have a majority of Christian believers, while Tripura has very few. In Rajasthan only about one in 1,000 are followers of Christ! There is a tremendous need for Indian believers to take Christ to this dark state.
Pray for bold Indian believers to go throughout Rajasthan and share Christ’s kingdom.
“This gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matt: 24:14). “Nation” (ethne in the original Greek) is best translated as “ethnic groups.” Linguists claim there are 11,627 people groups in the world, meaning ethno-linguistic groups. About 8,000 are termed unreached. The 550,800 Harauti of the Kota area of Rajasthan, India, fall into the unreached category. As far as we know most of them are Hindu, a few are Muslim, and less than one percent are Christian.
Even in this densely populated country Jesus’ challenge to us is to share the good news with every ethne. Only then can the end come-His triumphant return! So, how do we apply this principle to the Harauti? We know that most of them follow the typical Hindu lifestyle, which is more of a way of living than a theology. Hinduism offers no founder, no prophet, no instructional structure, and most importantly, it offers no righteous Savior. The New Testament is available in their language, but no known mission agency is working with them.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Christian radio broadcasts, evangelical literature, and the JESUS Film will be made available to the Harauti speakers. Pray that God will supernaturally reveal Himself to them, and that He will save key leaders among them who will boldly declare the gospel in their communities.