The Hindu Bhuinmali people are mainly a landless agricultural group, though some work for government agencies. Considered a Scheduled Caste, they are from the Bengali language cluster of people groups. Not surprisingly, they live mainly in the Bengali-speaking parts of India and Bangladesh.
Few Bhuinmali identify as Christian believers while the rest identify as Hindu. They believe in their god's mighty wrath towards them, not in the mercy of their god. The legend about Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, says that he punished the people group forever by banishing them from the caste system because one of them admired his wife. They still worship this god.
The believers within their Scheduled Caste can best reach their own people because of their deep understanding of the culture. However, others who wish to reach them can utilize the Bengali language translation of Scripture, the JESUS Film, and other gospel materials.
"O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:8
Pray that the Holy Spirit will draw many from this people group to trust the Lord at all times and share their hearts with Him.
Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to the Bhuinmalis and help them understand that they have the dignity of being created in the image of God. Pray that they will hunger for God's truth and compassion and that there will soon be a movement to Christ among them.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|