Holaya in India

Unreached of the Day  9/29/2021

Holaya in India

pronounced: HOLE-ah-yah

In the past, Holer tribal chiefs ruled the forest region of Chota Nagpur in eastern India. The culture of the Holer is changing due to modern circumstances. Today most of the Holer earn a living through farming, but some in rural regions are weavers or hunters and gatherers.

Ministry Obstacles

Since the beginning of their community, the Holer people have looked to the sun as their source of spiritual light rather than looking to the Son as the way to the Father.

Outreach Ideas

The Holer are Hindus and their main deity is the sun god. They do believe in a creator, which might provide an "in" for those who want to tell them about the Creator.

Scripture Focus

"Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”"  John 6:35

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group hungers for God and begins to feed spiritually on the Bread of life, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Focus

There are no followers of Christ that we know of, so pray that the Holy Spirit gives Holer leaders a desire to grow spiritually. Pray for entire Holer families to find Christ and serve Him together. * Pray for the Lord to show His abundant mercy on this people group as they deal with India's changes. * Pray that Indian believers will lead the Holer people to the true Creator. * Pray that God given dreams and visions to their leaders, who in turn will want to follow Christ, and open the way for others to be discipled.

People Name Holaya
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 809,000
World Population 809,000
Language Kannada
Primary Religion Hinduism
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