The Kapu Reddi people of south India are descendants of nobles, officers and soldiers of the Reddy dynasty, who ruled south India in the late Middle Ages. Kapu is a word that means "farmer." Today The Kapu Reddi make up a caste of prosperous farmers, businessmen and politicians. Many government leaders and wealthy businessmen of the south Indian states are Kapu Reddi. The main language of the Kapu Reddi is Telugu.
The prestige and power of the Kapu Reddi may be an obstacle in their coming to Christ. This people held out against Muslim attacks for hundreds of years, which reinforced their identity as Hindus.
Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Telugu. Churches exist in the regions of south India where the Kapu Reddi live.
There may be no followers of Christ among the Kapu Reddi at the present time. Pray that the Lord brings many of the Kapu Reddi into His kingdom in the near future.
*Pray for the Kapu Reddi people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods. *Pray for Kapu Reddi families to be drawn to the Bible to find out more about God's Son. *Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Kapu Reddi families and communities.
"And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, 'How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!'" Mark 10:23