Unengaged, Unreached – The Mahisyadas of India

More than 1.2 billion people live in the country of India, 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, meaning they may be born, live, and die without ever hearing the name of Jesus. 

Something must be done. 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? 


The Mahisyadas of India

The Mahisyadas are a people group of about 158,000 who can be found mostly in the east Indian state of Tripura, which borders Bangladesh. The hilly, forested area where they typically live is known for heavy rainfall, making the group often hard to find. Mahisyadas either work in farming or as fishers. They speak Bengali and use the Bengali script for writing. 

Like many in India, the Mahisyadas are primarily Hindu, worshipping millions of gods and bowing before idols of gold and silver. Currently there is no one actively seeking to share the gospel and plant churches among the Mahisyadas.

Pray for the Lord to send laborers who speak Bengali to share the gospel with the Mahisyadas. 

Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of the Mahisyadas to receive the gospel and for churches to be planted among them.

Less than 1% of all money given to missions goes to unreached people and places.*

That means that the people with the most urgent spiritual and physical needs on the planet are receiving the least amount of support. Let's change that!