The Kasar or Tambat are a people who live throughout the central region of India. Their traditional occupation is the production and sale of copper and brass items. Tambat in Marathi means "copper." The caste of the Kasar depends on where they live. Some Kasar claim Kshatriya level, the second highest caste in Hinduism. In other areas they are seen as merchants, workers or even Dalits. In Maharashtra they are given Other Backward Caste designation making them eligible for special preferences for public jobs and university admission. Literacy is a problem among the Kasar. Only 80% of the men and 65% of the women can read and write. The main languages of the Kasar are Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada.
The gospel will have to be presented to many Kasar in oral and visual form. The great diversity of the lives and status of the Kasar will be a challenge for anyone trying to share Christ with them.
Hindu background believers can tell the Kasar about the kingdom of God and their place in it.
There are a tiny number of believers among the Kasar. Pray that these believers would be established in the faith and disciple other Kasars in the faith.
* Pray the Lord will open the hearts of the Kasar people to desire God's blessings through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies. * Pray that strong movements to Jesus will bring whole Kasar families into rich experiences of God's blessings. * Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of his gospel among the Kasar people.
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24