Bodh (Buddhist traditions) in India
The Bodh people live in a region described as having, "…an inhospitable terrain with little vegetation as the area falls in the arid zone. It has very scanty rainfall. Stone boulders and loose rocks keep falling all over and on small patches of terraced fields, which are usually near the riverbeds." It is very difficult to grow enough crops or support livestock in this kind of climate. But their spiritual lives are even more difficult. They depend on shamans to take care of their spiritual needs, and the spirits demands a price. The Bodh people live without a God of love and mercy.
Ministry Obstacles: They live in a remote region high in the Himalayan Mountains. There are strong spiritual barriers that have not been challenged for centuries.
Outreach Ideas: Believers in India can carry the message of Christ to the Bodh people. It will take people with an ability to climb the high mountains and overcome the obstacles of Satan, leaning entirely on the power of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture Focus: "While they stood in their place, they read from the book of the Law of the Lord their God for a fourth of the day. And for another fourth they told their sins and worshiped the Lord their God." Neh 9:3
Scripture Prayer: Pray that hearing the word will lead to deep repentance.
Prayer Focus: Ask God to lead faithful workers to reach out to the Bodh people with the message of salvation. Pray that the Bible and gospel recordings would be translated and widely distributed. Pray for a disciple making movement among the Bodh people that will shake the foundations of their spiritual lives and bless them for eternity.
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