The Marathas (the modern spelling) are a large influential caste grouping in the state of Maharashtra. The main hero of the group is Shivaji. The main objective of a middle class Marathi family is a secure future for themselves and their children, so financial success is a dominant concern.
Traditional church-planting efforts sought to win individual Mahratta away from their families into new church communities, leading Mahratta families and communities to fear and resist exposure to the Gospel.
Scripture stories told in the languages of the Mahratta and discussed in households may open the door to God's blessing and healing for Mahratta families and communities.
There are no known believers within this large community. Pray for laborers to have wisdom for applying the pattern Jesus gave in Mt. 10 and Lk. 10 for blessing Mahratta households.
Pray for Mahratta families to be drawn to Jesus, and for the Lord to start a movement of Mahratta families experiencing God's blessing.
"He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save." Psalm 72:13