Who would think of shoemakers observing a marriage ritual by walking around sacred fire? The low-status Mochi caste members typically work as cobblers, fashioning leather into shoes, saddles, and other goods. They are almost 100 percent Hindu, worshipping their gods and following rituals of Hinduism.
Geography and the Hindu religion form major barriers to reaching the Mochi people. They are spread throughout India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan in scores of different subgroups with few believers among them. Pray the Holy Spirit will overcome these obstacles by drawing Mochi leaders and families throughout South Asia to Christ.
Ask for committed intercessors from Indian churches to lift up the Mochi. Pray for anointed witnesses to reach out to Mochi people selling shoes, leather goods, and other items. Ask that Bible resources already available in the major Mochi languages of Bengali and Hindi take root in the various Mochi subgroups.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
Pray that this people group will be in awe of the Lord for His creation and realize that He is the only one worthy of worship and devotion.
Ask for disciple making movements to begin in different Mochi communities. Pray that these movements spread throughout South Asia to bring great blessings upon all the Mochi subgroups of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
|People Name||Mochi (Hindu traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|