The Munnur or Munnuru Kapu have tilled the soil of south India for hundreds of years. Their name means 300. A past king of Hyderabad called for 300 soldiers of this people group to act as his personal bodyguards. In times of war the Munnur served as soldiers in the armies of Andhra Pradesh. In times of peace they went back to the traditional occupation of farming. Today most Munnur continue to practice agriculture. They also raise animals for dairy products and for sale. Some own their own land while others work as laborers on land owned by others.
Some of the Munnur cannot read so the gospel must be presented in oral or visual form. If some Munnur become believers, their Hindu family members may shun them. The gospel and gospel witnesses need to go first to Munnur community leaders.
The JESUS Film is available in Telegu, the primary language of the Munnur.
There are no known believers among the Munnur. Some Bible-believing churches exist where the Munnur live who could give them the good news about Jesus.
* Pray that the Munnur would hear and respond positively to the claims of Christ. * Pray that God would move workers to live in Munnur villages and help them meet their spiritual and physical needs. * Pray the Lord sends Indian believers to share the good news of Christ with the Munnur.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14