The Badhik traditionally hunted animals and trapped birds and sold them for their livelihood. At present, they are butchers and also engage in various types of agriculture. They offer their services for the ceremonial slaughter of animals. The Badhik place themselves among the Sudra in the varna order. They marry within the community. Being Hindu, they observe most of the Hindu festivals.
This small, low status caste probably has a low literacy rate, and virtually no access to the Gospel message.
Please pray for workers who can communicate scripture stories orally in the languages spoken by the Badhik people.
It is quite unlikely that any of the Badhik people know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Please pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the people for the Gospel, then send Christian workers to them.
Uttar Pradesh, the home state of the Badhik people, is known as the home of Hinduism. Rural areas have few amenities, and the scale of human suffering is immense. Please pray for improved health care facilities throughout the state.
Scripture Prayers for the Badhik in India.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-05|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (6,500 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)|