Chamar people have been imprisoned by the reputation of their ancestors. Chamar means, "leather worker." They tanned cattle leather and made leather products to sell. They were reputed as poisoning animals to use for their craft. Since cattle were worshiped, Chamars were considered lowly and were disallowed education, medical help, and many other benefits. Today they benefit from India's "reservation" system for underprivileged communities.
The Chamar are Hindu; they recite mythological tales and sing songs from their religious epics, often at their festivals. The religious system is a key part of their identity, leaving no room for Jesus Christ.
Perhaps the JESUS Film would communicate empathy with Chamar people, who have also been mistreated.
"He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake." Psalm 23:3
Pray that this people group will accept and follow the Lord’s direction and thank Him for giving them strength.
Pray for a powerful Disciple Making Movement among the Chamars in India. Pray that Almighty God would lead believers to build friendships with Chamar people, leading to a movement to Christ. Pray that families and communities would be delivered from fears that hinder them from embracing Christ's blessings. Pray that many Chamars would love the Lord Jesus with their whole being and would walk in his ways.
|People Name||Chamar (Hindu traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|