The eastern half of the state of Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal and China, has a beautiful landscape with green valleys, hills and snowy peaks – home of the Kumaoni Rajputs in India. Kumaoni Rajputs live a meager lifestyle, supported through farming. Unemployment is rampant, and many young men loiter around markets with nothing else to do.
They follow a religion that is a mixture of animism and Hinduism. At some festivals, people have been known to become possessed by spirits, usually attributed to a god, a goddess or a dead person. Spiritual forces keep these people from embracing their Savior.
Believers with the means to do so can offer education, job opportunities, and practical help to Kumaoni Rajputs to improve their lives. From there, they can have the privilege of sharing the blessings of Jesus Christ. Although Kumaoni are not against Christ, only a small number have responded to the gospel.
"The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God." Psalm 51:17
Pray for the Lord to break the spirits of members of this people group and bless them with joy of salvation and mercy.
Ask the Lord Jesus to open blinded hearts to Jesus Christ as Lord. Pray that Kumaoni Rajput families would find the loving Savior together, leading them to disciple other families in the faith. Pray that they will be set free from strongholds that leave them with a false foundation.
|People Name||Kumaoni Rajput|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|