Bhisti of India

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Bhisti of India

The term bihishti is derived from the Persian word bihisht, meaning paradise, and they were so named on account of the services they rendered to thirsty soldiers. They claim their ancestry from Hazrat Abbas Alamdar, who went to fetch water from a pond in a skin-bag to quench the thirst of the followers of Imam Husain on their way to Damascus. The Bihishti belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They venerate their village deity, Khera Dev.

Ministry Obstacles

The Bhisti may well have an inadequate understanding of who Isa (Jesus) of the Koran truly is. Pray the Lord will open their eyes.

Outreach Ideas

Much prayer and many dedicated workers are needed. Stories from Scripture concerning the person and work of Christ will be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray the Lord will begin to call out believers. Pray they will be adequately instructed in the faith, and will grow to maturity in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Bhisti community will increasingly thirst for Living Water.

Scripture Focus

"Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You." Psalm 67:3

People Name: Bhisti
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 543,000
World Population: 608,000
Language: Urdu
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image