Daily Topic for September 23, 2017

Psalms 24:9-10, NKJV
Lift up your heads, o you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the king of glory shall come in. Who is this king of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the king of glory. Selah.

Pray that the Jhinwar people will soon recognize Christ as the king of glory.

Hindu Jhinwar People

by KH

(This story illustrates realities of the Jhinwar people.)
Kala sat quietly, listening to the sounds of night birds, and soaking in the serenity of a beautiful Indian sunset. Her name means “miracle,” and that name is proving very fitting.
The recent life-changing memory of her secret baptism dominated her thoughts. Her father told her recently that he was arranging a marriage for her to an older, successful Hindu man; one whom the gods would surely approve. He did not know she was already “betrothed” to the most wonderful man who ever lived, Jesus! She would surely welcome a miracle from her “husband” in this circumstance.
Jhinwar people like Kala are 99.9 percent Hindu, although they use Siana, traditional medicine men, to remove evil spirits and seek cures for diseases. Formerly, Jhinwar people worked in flower mills and in the fishing trade. Recently, they have entered stone-cutting, agriculture, and the road-building professions. Education is not a priority for this people group, although the younger generations are being exposed to new ways.
Seventeen languages are spoken by Jhinwar people in 10 states in India including Jammu and Kashmir. Hindi is their primary language, and there are many Christian resources in this major language.

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Pray that God’s Holy Spirit will open new doors in hearts to positive change among the Jhinwar people. Pray that Jesus will be introduced to the Jhinwar people as the perfect groom.

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