"Bairwa" means brave. The Bairwa are located in the fertile regions of the Indo-Gangetic plains of North India in the states of Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand. They are an influential community. They are known for their skill in making mats and ropes. Feeling exploited by the higher castes, they have been involved in a struggle for social rights for the poor and farmers. Education has become an important means of progress, so the Bairwa emphasize education for their children. Vermilion, bangles and toe rings are some symbols of marriage for women. They are Hindus and worship many gods, goddesses and saints.
The worldview of Hinduism is very different than that of the Christian. Much has to change in a person's thinking to move from Hinduism to Christianity, but this is not impossible.
Much prayer is needed to prepare the hearts and minds of the Hindu Bairwa to understand and believe that faith in Jesus is the only means of acceptance by a holy God. The way is narrow.
As far as we know there probably are no Christians among the Bairwa at the present time. Pray that members of this community will come in contact with believers who will hear and obey the Spirit's prompting to share the Good News with them. Please pray this Hindu community will be given the gift of conviction of sin, and will realize their need for a Savior from sin. At the proper time, pray the Lord may reveal his Son, Jesus as this Savior.
"The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain.. And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, Even the veil which is stretched over all nations. He will swallow up death for all time." Isaiah 25:6-8
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|