Manihar in India

Unreached of the Day  9/27/2021

Manihar in India

pronounced: mahn-ee-HAR

The Manihar are a community who work with stones, glass, ivory, and tin foils to make bangles and beads. It is really a cottage industry with all members of the family employed in the endeavor. They also sell goods like cosmetics, tikli (forehead jewelry) and sealing wax. Due to the international ban on elephant tusks, they now make ornately carved bangles from plastic. The Manihar have large families and rely heavily on the public distribution system to buy subsidized grain, cooking oil and kerosene. Many remain dependent on and in debt to local moneylenders and shopkeepers for credit.

Ministry Obstacles

A low literacy rate suggests the need for the gospel to come to the Manihar in oral form.

Outreach Ideas

Since there are no believers among the Manihar people and they live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, one of India's least reached states, pray for a team of people to regularly pray for them until they have a church planting movement.

Scripture Focus

"But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way."  John 4:23

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group soon begins to worship the Father in spirit and in truth.

Prayer Focus

Pray that when there are Manihar believers, that they will be a blessing to their families by praying for the sick and those who are suffering. Pray that they will help their families economically and spiritually. * Pray for the Manihar community to find good markets for the products that they make. * Pray for a rapidly increasing rate of literacy, especially among the younger people. * Pray that missionaries might find an opportunity to share the gospel message with the Manihar people.

People Name Manihar
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 562,000
World Population 632,500
Language Urdu
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image