Tamboli (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh
pronounced: TAHM-boh-lee

Imagine that your people group was named after a popular tea or coffee. The Hindu Tamboli people of India are named after their main crop, "betel nut," which is a leaf that many people in South Asia chew as a stimulant. The Hindu Tamboli people are located throughout northern and central India as well as Bangladesh.

Ministry Obstacles: Because there are no known followers of Christ, starting ministries can be very difficult. The Tamboli are Hindu, and their bondage to idol worship is strong.

Outreach Ideas: The JESUS Film is available in the Tamboli's language of Bengali. Believers can make sure this is available to many throughout Bangladesh, but it will take some creative approaches.

Scripture Focus: "We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name." Psalm 33:20-21

Scripture Prayer: May this people group rejoice in the Lord always.

Prayer Focus: Pray that the Tambolis would have opportunities to hear about Jesus through the JESUS Film. Pray that their bondage to idols would break in Jesus' name. Many of the Tamboli are illiterate, which prevents economic advancement. Pray that the highly educated Tamboli would bless those in a lower economic status by making education more accessible. Pray that this would be the decade when there is a great harvest and a movement to Christ among the Tamboli people in Bangladesh.


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