Daily Topic for September 21, 2017

Psalms 150:4-6, NET
Praise him with the tambourine and with dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and the flute! Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with clanging cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Pray that the musical Batwal people will soon use their abilities to lead many into praising his name throughout India!

Hindu Batwal People

by CMW

If you are a lover of ethnic pop music, you may be acquainted with the singer Lal Chand Yamla. He was a singer who gained great acclaim, performing even in California, and he is a member of the Batwal community. No other Batwals can report such happy travel tales.
The Batwal people live in Jammu and Kashmir. According to tradition, they were forced out of their Kashmiri settlements when India was attacked by Alexander the Great. At that time they discovered that neighbors had seized their homes and properties. The Batwal were reduced to becoming village watchmen.
The Batwal community is economically backward and is eligible for affirmative action by the government of India. But not much has been done to improve its position. Of late, many people have migrated to towns and cities to pursue jobs in the government, transportation, and trade.
The ones who remain in their clans practice Hinduism. Each clan has its own temple and male deity. Once a year, each family comes before the temple to bow, pray, and offer a goat in honor of the eldest son.

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Pray for these Batwal people to know the one who was willing to become a sacrifice to pay for their sins once and for all. Bible translations, the JESUS Film, and gospel recordings are available in their language. Please ask God to motivate the people to avail themselves of these resources.

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