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Unengaged, Unreached – The Banjara

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Banjara people in India are fun-loving, music-playing people who are known as 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 have settled into farming or raising cattle, they still enjoy the gypsy lifestyle with much music and dancing. 

Though they are known as gypsies, the Banjara also have strict moral codes and taboos, especially for women. Young girls are discouraged 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 good educations. 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. 

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. 

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?

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