Daily Topic for October 25, 2017

Luke 12:28, NKJV
If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?

Pray for the Bahna people to accept this blessing from the Lord in the near future.

Bahna People in India

by CMW

The Bahna people derive their name from the Sanskrit word behn, meaning seed. The Bahna (or Behna) used to remove the cotton seeds from the fiber. In Uttar Pradesh and Bihar the Bahna people are known by the name Dhuna. Also a Sanskrit word related to cotton, dhu means to shake. This refers to a step in the process of making raw cotton usable.
The Bahna (now self-designated as Shaikh Mansoori or simply Mansoori) no longer process cotton. Instead, many make their living as small and medium-sized farmers and agricultural laborers. They live in settlements of varying castes and religions. Each settlement appoints its own caste council. The caste council resembles a police force. It oversees disputes and punishes community members who break social norms. Young Bahna people can only marry within their own community.
Some two million Bahna people live in India and Pakistan. They speak Urdu and practice Islam or Hinduism. In terms of gospel outreach, they are considered unreached, yet engaged, meaning Christians are working with them. There is a Bible translation available to them, as well as the JESUS Film. Gospel recordings are also available.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Bahna people to encounter those who can introduce them to gospel resources in their language. Ask God to reach out to these two million people. Pray that soon there will be a disciple making movement among them.

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