Yadav Gola in India

Unreached of the Day  5/05/2020

Yadav Gola in India

pronounced: YAH-dahv GO-lah

Status is very important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Gola subgroup, are concerned about their status. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal with cattle and dairy products in a culture where the cow is sacred. There have been times in their long history that Yadav peoples have held power and wealth. Today they are classified as "Other Backward Castes" or OBCs for short. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. Today, many Gola Yadavs own land, and some have been elected to public office. A few are day laborers, but this is fairly rare.

Ministry Obstacles

Since there are no believers among the Gola Yadavs, they will have to hear about Christ from someone from a different community. Their honored status might pose another reason for them to not accept spiritual beliefs outside of Hindu teachings.

Outreach Ideas

Indian believers from OBCs can share the JESUS Film and other resources with the Gola Yadav community.

Prayer Items

Pray that the believers among the Gola Yadavs will be loving and bold as they tell others about what the Lord can do for them. Pray that there will be healings in the name of Jesus that will cause many to realize He is the only one worthy of devotion and praise. * Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Yadav community to Him. * Pray for entire Gola Yadav families to turn their hearts to Jesus as they hear of His great power. * Pray for Gola Yadav leaders to disciple other Yadavs who will in turn disciple others.

Scripture Focus

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7



People Name Yadav Gola
Pronunciation:YAH-dahv GO-lah
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 4,899,000
World Population 4,904,000
Language Telugu
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image