Daily Topic for August 17, 2013
What do you hope for? Do you hope for Jat communities to find their Savior so they can be part of His Kingdom? Today we are praying for Hindu Jats living in Gurgaon City, but we will be praying for seven different Jat communities by the time the month is over. The reason is that there are very few Jats who have bowed their knees to Jesus Christ among any of their nearly 100 communities. Are you willing to hope for what is not yet, and pray for it patiently?
Pray for more missionaries and lay leaders who will hope for what we do not yet have-a church for every Jat community!
Gurgaon City is not exactly a household word in the Western world. New Delhi, Kolkotta, and Mumbai are very well known, but Gurgaon City is only the sixth largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. It is situated close to New Delhi and only 10 kilometers away from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Its rapid growth resulted from a real estate boom that converted this former little farming village into a global IT destination. And it has emerged as one of the most prominent outsourcing and off-shoring hubs in South Asia.
All of this rapid growth started in the 1990s, and much was made possible when Jat farmers sold their farmlands close by Gurgaon City for hundreds of thousands of dollars per acre, turning many into instant millionaires. Thousands of professionals have recently made their homes there. The outsourcing boom has led to rapid growth in employment and local wages, but it has also widened the gap between Gurgaon’s new rich residents and its relatively poor native population. The former pastoral Jats have suddenly been thrust into a cultural upheaval.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will use the dynamic change in the lives of the Jats of Gurgaon City to seek the stability and salvation found in the solid rock, Jesus. Ask God to connect seekers with those who can lead them to the Savior.