Danuwar Rai in Nepal

Unreached of the Day  11/12/2021

Danuwar Rai in Nepal

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

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 Ideas

Outreach should include teaching literacy so that they can have more economic opportunities and a chance to find Christ in the Bible.

Scripture Focus

"And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him."  Hebrews 5:9

Scripture Prayer

Pray for today’s people group to obey God and that Jesus to become their source of eternal salvation.

Prayer Focus

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
Pronunciationdah-noo-WAHR rye
Country Nepal
10/40 Window Yes
Population 81,000
World Population 81,000
Language Danuwar
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image