In the colonial period, the word kol acquired a pejorative connotation. It became a synonym for the savage, the lowly, those performing menial jobs, the militant and the aggressive. In some regions, their traditional and present-day occupation is the collecting and selling fuel of wood and leaves from forest and wage labor. They worship family deities like Birmidevi and Simoridevi, village deities, and regional deities.
An animistic, polytheistic worldview is an obstacle to faith in Christ, but not an insurmountable obstacle.
Many workers are needed to carry the good news about Christ to the several language groups within the Kol community.
There are a few followers of Christ among the Kol community. Pray they will experience Christ's love that surpasses knowledge.
Pray the Kol community will increasingly hunger to know the creator God. Pray for people of faith to demonstrate to the Kol the power of Jesus to free them from bondage to the deities they serve.
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38