The Hindu Paliya living in Bangladesh are considered a "disadvantaged" caste. They are not considered Dalit, but their status is not much higher. They are mainly agricultural workers, and many are landless.
Since they are not well educated, they need to hear the gospel in oral form. Since Hinduism is their religion, they worship a pantheon of gods, always trying to gain merit and favor. It is a hopeless cycle that keeps them away from the only Savior.
They need to hear of the one true God and his Son Jesus Christ who died for them so that they could be forgiven from sin and live in the company of the redeemed forever! The Paliya should respond to such a hopeful and encouraging story of God's great love for them. They should feel esteemed and cherished to hear this truth.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!" Psalm 33:12
May this nation choose the Lord, and no other!
Pray for a spiritual hunger that would drive the Paliya into the arms of Jesus. Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Paliya people. Pray for a people movement among them. Pray for their educational needs to be met so they can improve their lives and the future for their children.
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|