Rathawa in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  7/14/2021

Rathawa in Pakistan

The Hindu Rathawa people have some unusual practices regarding where they build their homes. They won't build homes near a tamarind tree since they think these are haunted by spirits. Instead, they like their settlements to be near a grove of palm trees. Their houses usually have no windows, and they build their houses on elevated ground to prevent flooding.

Ministry Obstacles

Rathawa in Pakistan speak Sindhi which has Scripture and various resources. However, God's Word is not available in the Rathawi language spoken by the Rathawa in India. No other gospel resources, such as recordings, radio programs, or tracts are available in this language. God's Word in Rathawi will someday make a big impact on the community, but that day has not yet come.

Outreach Ideas

Rathawas are generally friendly with outsiders. Their way of honoring guests is by serving them food in their kitchen. This would be a great time for believers to tell stories of Jesus!

Scripture Focus

"For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants."  Isaiah 44:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this blessing will soon reach today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray for Rathawa believers to be filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit so they can live victorious lives. Pray for workers to go to the Rathawa people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior. Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others until the gospel is well established in their communities in both India and Pakistan.

People Name Rathawa
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 7,600
World Population 661,600
Language Sindhi
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