If you believed you had Hindu goddesses as ancestors, would it be hard to break away from Hinduism? That is the situation for the Danuwar Rai people of Nepal. Collectively, the Rai are known as a very courageous, daring and fearless people. In recent history, they have won worldwide respect for their bravery in the Royal Nepalese Army. Joining the army is often a way out of enduring economic hardship. It also brings respect and honor, especially for those of high military rank.
Ministry obstacles include illiteracy, which limits ways they can hear the gospel message. The fact that they see themselves descended from goddesses may make them feel like they don't need what Jesus offers.
Outreach should include teaching literacy so that they can have more economic opportunities and a chance to find Christ in the Bible.
"And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him." Hebrews 5:9
Pray for today’s people group to obey God and that Jesus to become their source of eternal salvation.
Pray for strength of character and witness by the few believers in Nepal. Pray that Nepali churches would "adopt" Danuwar people groups. Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Danuwar people that will leave them dissatisfied with anything short of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for Holy Spirit-driven workers to go to the Danuwar Rai people this decade.
|People Name||Danuwar Rai|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|