Banjara people in India are fun-loving, music-playing people who are India’s gypsies. Many people think that the Banjara descended from the Jewish exiles who came to India from Egypt and Persia. Though many Banjara settled into farming or raising cattle, they still enjoy the gypsy lifestyle with much music and dancing.
The Banjara People
Though they are known as gypsies, the Banjara also have strict moral codes and taboos, especially for women. The group discourages young girls from going to cities and often wear veils over their hands and feet around strangers.
As goes with gypsies, the Banjara are often on the move, and children have a hard time getting a good education. There are around 327,000 Banjara in India.
Pray for Banjara people to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and to embrace a life devoted to him. Also, pray for the small number of believers among the Banjara communities to grow deeply in their walk with the Lord. Ask that they could receive good discipleship.
The Unengaged and Unreached of India
More than 1.2 billion people live in the country of India, and our prayer focus for Secret Church 16: A Global Gospel in a World of Religions.
Out of the 1,469 people groups in India, 477 are unengaged and unreached with the gospel. This means they may be born, live, and die without ever hearing the name of Jesus.
We must do something. You can be a part of these people hearing the good news of Jesus Christ for the first time. In the weeks leading up to Secret Church 16, we will share about a few of these unengaged, unreached people groups who need to hear the gospel. Take time to read about these people, use the prayer requests to intercede on their behalf, share this information with others, and get them to pray.
Will you stand in the gap and pray for those who have yet to hear of our Savior?