Daily Topic for October 10, 2017

Ephesians 5:25, NLT
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.

Pray for a dramatic transformation among the Koshti people that will result in thousands of husbands loving their wives in such a way that the Hindu world will take notice.

Koshti People

by LR

(This story illustrates things that can happen with this people group.)
An older well-to-do Koshti man from a neighboring village stole the young woman, but she knew it was not because he loved her. He simply wanted more help with his textile business, working the loom. The Koshti caste are weavers of silk and fine cotton cloth. She joined several of his other wives, and now must spend her life as nothing more than a factory hand, weaving fine white cloth with red silk borders for other well-to-do men.
Nearly 1,100,000 Koshti people are located mainly in the southern half of India. The Koshtis worship Hindu gods, but their main deity is Ganesha. They believe their ancestor Markandi Rishi wove cloth from the lotus flower to cover the gods’ nakedness. With gratitude, the gods gave him a giant, who disobeyed Markandi. As punishment, Markandi killed the giant and fashioned a loom out of his bones. Now, after the Koshti people clean and worship all their weaving tools, they create an image of Ganesha out of cow dung. Then they make offerings to it of flowers, rice, and turmeric. Less than one in 400 of the Koshti people have faith in Jesus.

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Pray for these believers to have strength and faith. Pray that the Koshtis will hear Christian radio programs, and their hearts will desire to know the God who gave his own perfectly obedient son so that we might have abundant life.

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