Paliya in Bangladesh
pronounced: PAH-lee-uh

The Hindu Paliya living in Bangladesh are considered a "disadvantaged" caste. They are not considered Dalit or untouchables, but their status is not much higher. They are mainly agricultural workers, and many are landless.

Ministry Obstacles: Since they are not well educated, they need to hear the gospel in oral form. Since Hinduism is their religion, they worship a pantheon of gods, always trying to gain merit and favor. It is a hopeless cycle that keeps them away from the only Savior.

Outreach Ideas: They need to hear of the one true God and His Son Jesus Christ who died for them so that they could be forgiven from sin and live in the company of the redeemed forever! The Paliya should respond to such a hopeful and encouraging story of God's great love for them. They should feel esteemed and cherished to hear this truth.

Scripture Focus: "What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people He has chosen as His inheritance." Psalm 33:12

Scripture Prayer: May this nation choose the Lord, and no other!

Prayer Focus: Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Paliya into the arms of Jesus. Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Paliya people. Pray for a people movement among them. Pray for their educational needs to be met so they can improve their lives and the future for their children.


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