The Hindu Gauda people live primarily in in the Indian state of Odisha. Many Gauda cultivate land that they own. Their main occupations are agricultural work and cattle herding. Educated Gauda are employed in professions like medicine, law, engineering, computer science, and politics. Their languages are Oriya and Hindi.
When the Gauda become believers, they may be shunned by their Hindu families. This may result in a loss of income and social contacts.
Bibles, literature and radio programs exist in Oriya. Hindu background believers can share with the Gauda the blessings of knowing Christ and having one's sins forgiven.
"Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith." Genesis 15:5-6
Pray that members of today’s people group will understand that they can become part of God’s holy family and experience His goodness.
Pray that the tiny number of Gauda believers will be trained in the ways of the Lord. Pray they reach out to their brothers and sisters with the gospel. * Pray for the Lord to bless the Gauda people physically and spiritually. * Pray that the leaders on the Gauda leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead the other Gauda to live in ways that please Him
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|