Gujjar (Muslim traditions) in India
pronounced: GOO-jur

You may not have heard of the Gujjar people, but you are probably familiar with their tribal origin: the Huns. As in, Attila the Hun. Like their famous predecessors, they continue to practice a nomadic lifestyle, relocating in summer and winter to find grazing for their animals. In their constant striving to survive, the Gujjar haven’t had a fair opportunity to hear, understand, and accept His invitation to relationship.

Ministry Obstacles: Nomadism poses a true challenge to those seeking to share the gospel with the Gujjar. In addition to their impermanent camps and seasonal roaming habits, most are Sunni Muslims. Pray for the Lord to begin speaking to the Gujjar, softening their hearts and preparing them to receive His Word.

Outreach Ideas: Global Recordings offers portable materials that they can listen to as they move their livestock.

Scripture Focus: "David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." 1 Sam 17:45

Scripture Prayer: Pray that the nations will know that they cannot defy the Lord.

Prayer Focus: Pray for the Holy Spirit to shine like a brilliant sun among Gujjar believers, leading others to seek Him. Ask the Lord to send workers who are willing to live with them, sharing their burdens and extending God’s love in practical ways, such as their need for education and medical care. Pray for a Disciple-Making Movement among the Gujjars.

 


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