The Sargara are a landless community. Their traditional and present-day occupation is splitting and selling wood. Those who breach community norms are fined and ostracized. They profess Hinduism, and Chammunda and Ambajee are their family deities. Their regional deities are Hanumanjee, Shankar, Mahakali and Ramdevjee. The Sargara traditionally do not take food and water from the lower scheduled castes, and food and water from the Sargara are not accepted by the upper castes.
To follow Jesus is to breach community norms, bringing significant ostracism.
Christians need to help the Sargara people with physical and material needs, as well as telling them of Jesus.
There likely isn't a single follower of Jesus among the Sargara community today, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will fully grasp the significance of Jesus' sacrificial death, and will trust him fully for both forgiveness of sin and power to live life. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Pray the Sargara community will not find satisfaction in the worship of created things, but will be given a hunger to worship the Creator.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2012-09-12|
|People Name General||Sargara|
|People Name in Country||Sargara|
|Population in India||156,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||4 to 5|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Hiragar, Sagra, सरगारा|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marwari (80,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||rwr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Marwari|
Primary Language: Marwari
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1820-1821)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Marwari|
|Film / Video||Ravi's Way (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||Welcome Jesus (Indigitube.tv)|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|