Daily Topic for October 14, 2017

Mark 6:3, NLT
Then they scoffed, “He's just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.

Pray that the Barhai people will be drawn to Jesus, the carpenter, who came not just to build things out of wood, but to take away the sins of the world.

Barhai People

by CR

The carpenter .... fashions a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it. Isaiah 44:13,15 NIV.
The Barhai people of South Asia represent a prominent Hindu caste found mainly in India as well as Nepal. The Barhai name means carpenter. They number as many as 6,651,000, and most of them live in northern India.
Over the centuries the Barhai have been known for woodworking, designing, and building. They also create wooden images and idols of Hindu gods and goddesses. To keep up with the times, some of these carpenters are now getting a higher education so they can earn a better living and more money. Some are now engineers.
The Barhai follow traditional Hinduism and worship Hindu gods. Yet they also have their own beliefs. As an example of their indigenous beliefs, they consider it a lucky sign if they see a mongoose or a light grey pigeon. Bible translations, The JESUS Film, gospel recordings, and Christian radio are all available in Hindi, the primary Barhai language.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask God to stir South Asian churches to pray for the Barhai people. Pray for spiritual breakthroughs among these unreached people through Christian resources available in Hindi. Pray for an effective witness to the Barhai people from believers engaged in similar trades. Ask for the proud Barhai to humbly receive Jesus as the only true God worthy of their worship. Pray for a disciple making movement among the Barhai people.

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