The Kaibartta are Hindu people who live in northeast India and Bangladesh. For hundreds of years their primary occupation has been that of fishermen. In fact, their name may have originated from the words "ka," which means water. Thus, the name of this people group communicates that their livelihood is dependent upon water. From a cultural standpoint, the Kaibartta are a despised people. India has numerous castes and some Indian people view the Kaibartta as one of the lowest castes. The main languages of the Kaibartta are Bengali and Assamese.
Many of the Kaibartta are unable to read so the good news will have to be presented to them in oral form. Some believers may not want to associate with the Kaibartta because of their low place in Indian society.
Westerners who know the fishing industry can help the Kaibartta improve their catch with the introduction of modern technology. Hindu background believers can share stories of Jesus having to do with fishing on the Sea of Galilee.
There is a tiny group of believers among the Kaibartta. Pray that God will establish them in the faith and use them to bring many Kaibartta into discipleship groups.
* Pray that God sends teachers to the Kaibartta to help them and their children learn to read so that they can read the Bible. * Pray the Spirit of God leads the Kaibartta into the knowledge of God in Christ. * Pray that strong movements to Jesus will bring whole Kaibartta families into rich experiences of God's blessings.
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7