The name Mochi means "cobbler," a label that describes their place in the caste system as well as the shoe-making occupation this people group holds since most of them work with leather hides and leather products. In addition to following Hindu traditions, they are divided into clans that involve a complex social ranking system. They can be found in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Their low literacy rate makes reaching the Mochi a challenging task.
There have been reports of a few Mochi putting their faith in Christ. This small but vital minority could be the key to reaching the rest of this people group.
"So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips," Psalm 63:4-5
Pray that much praise reaches the heavens from this people group.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the few Mochi believers a passion for sharing his love with their friends and family, leading to an unstoppable movement to Christ. Pray for the Lord to reveal strategies for overcoming social, political, religious, and caste limitations. Ask the Lord to raise up men and women willing to teach the Mochi to read and in the process, make his name known among them. Pray for internet and audio ministries to be used effectively to share Christ with the Mochi.
|People Name||Mochi (Hindu traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|