Where did COVID-19 come from? The Audhelia people believe that illnesses come from the wrath of a Hindu goddess. The Audhelia is a small hybrid caste located in the central states of India including Chhattisgarh. They are largely known as pig herders, but in modern day many are farm laborers.
The Audhelia are almost all Hindu, so finding open doors to speak into their lives is difficult. In the Hindu mindset, one can add many gods, but none are far above the others.
For those who cannot read, the New Testament is available through audio recordings. The New Testament is available in Chhattisgarhi. Bible translators need to translate the Old Testament, so the Audhelia can read the complete Bible and understand why they cannot depend on idols.
"So that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy." Psalm 65:8
May many from this people group stand in awe of the Lord’s deeds and joyfully follow Him.
Child marriage is very common among the Audhelia. Many girls get married between ages five to seven. Pray for new laws to protect children and for Jesus' love for children to be revealed to them. Pray that there would be a movement to Christ among the Audhelia people that would spread to other people groups in Chhattisgarh.
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|