From renting out an exclusive banquet hall for a wedding to lending money to a small farmer so he could buy honeybees to improve the productivity of his crops, the Subarna Banik community is well-known throughout West Bengal. Historically to the present they are envied for their amazing business skills as money-lenders, business traders, and participants in international trading. Their disciplined nature is seen in their careful details to accounting and bookkeeping.
Hinduism is the cultural Identity of Subarna Baniks. They are very diverse in what they believe and in which Hindu gods they choose to honor.
Pray for intercessors to faithfully pray for the various Bania communities until there is a movement to Christ.
"Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned." Nehemiah 1:6
Pray for the Lord to raise up believers from among today’s people group that will faithfully and fervently pray for their people.
Pray for God to provide opportunities for believers to develop relationships with the Subarna Banik Banias. Pray that the Holy Spirit would move among their leaders, helping them to become what he wants them to be and using them to start a Disciple Making Movement. Pray the Holy Spirit would help them to know how being a follower of Christ could influence their lives to pursue, "…righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness" (1 Tim.6:11) instead of pursuing money.
|People Name||Subarna Banik Bania|
|Pronunciation||soo-BAR-nah BA-nik bah-NEE-ah|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|