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Kami of Nepal
It is believed that the Kami entered Nepal from the plains of India and freely intermarried with the indigenous communities of Nepal. A marriage is solemnized at the bride's residence. The bride and bridegroom are seated on a bed with their feet dipped into a vessel; and the parents and close relatives wash their feet amidst the chanting of mantras by a Brahmin priest. The bridal couple then stand facing each other on either side of an earthen vessel containing the sacred fire. They walk round the vessel seven times. Traditionally, the Kami are ironsmiths.
The Kami may have a low literacy rate. This suggests the need to communicate using stories from Scripture, and recordings of Scripture. Printed Scripture should also be made available for those who are literate.
The Lord is building his church among the peoples of Nepal. Perhaps some Nepali believers will be led to carry the message to the Kami people. And, the current Kami believers can be part of that effort.
Pray for the Kami individuals who know and follow Jesus Christ. Pray they will not mix the Gospel of grace with past beliefs. Pray they will be quick to confess sin, and will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit. Pray they will be a faithful witness of Christ's goodness to family and friends.
Pray each person in the Kami community will have at least one opportunity to hear accurately of who Jesus truly is. Pray also that their physical and material needs will be met, and that breadwinners will find employment opportunities.
"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27