Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Unreached of the Day  7/14/2021

Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

pronounced: YAH-dahv

It's easy to find out who a Yadav is. Just ask them their name and they will tell you their first name followed by their title which is always Yadav. Previously the Yadavs were called Ahirs. The Yadav are a caste comprised of milkmen, cowherds, farmers, and laborers. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry and selling animal products. They consist of both landowning and landless people. Some Yadavs are businessmen, teachers, doctors, engineers and political leaders.

Ministry Obstacles

Typically, believers try to win Hindu people one at a time and put them in a church fellowship. The problem with this is it isolates them from their families, and often causes family members to equate following Christ with rebellion. Oftentimes it may be better to wait patiently for family elders to come to Christ rather than pull people out of their natural families.

Outreach Ideas

The next generation will need to get other kinds of jobs. To get those jobs they need education, but proper education is missing in many places, especially in the villages. Believers with the right background can go to them and help them with these needs.

Scripture Focus

"Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish."  Isaiah 46:10

Scripture Prayer

Thank the Lord that He alone can tell the future, and His plans for today’s people group can never be stopped.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Yadav believes will be exemplary family members, drawing others to the foot of the cross by their example. Pray for them to weather the storm of persecution which often faces new believers. * Pray that Yadav family heads will take the lead in following Christ, thus opening the door for the entire family to do the same. * Pray that Christ will show Himself just, merciful and mighty to the Yadava people.

People Name Yadav (Hindu traditions)
Country Nepal
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,006,000
World Population 59,573,100
Language Maithili
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image