The sacred tree's future husband strode down the dusty road with a small band of friends for his first marriage. Majed was nervous. As a bachelor, it was demanded by Bhoi customs that he first marry a sacred flower-laden tree before he could marry a widow. His true love, Nubila, was a widow. If marrying a tree was what it would take to spend the rest of his life with the love of his life, then it was worth it.
Bhoi is the name of a caste of fishermen and boat people. Their alternate name is Kewat from the Sanskrit words ka, meaning "water," and vritti, meaning "occupation." A landless and mostly illiterate people group, they are considered a low caste of people who have degrading occupations.
Jesus, the good shepherd, would have left the many to rescue the one. Would someone go to rescue a people if there were only 200? What if there were only 100? Would someone give their life to rescue 50?
* Pray that God will release a spiritual yearning in the hearts of the Bhoi people that only Christ can fill.
* Pray that their spirits will be opened to receive the words of life that can lift them into the heights of the Kingdom of God through faith in Christ.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (9,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Urdu|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Bible stories|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|