Koshti in India

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Koshti
Photo Source:  Anonymous 
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Koshti
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,076,000
World Population: 1,076,000
Primary Language: Marathi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.05 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

The Koshti people weave fine silk and cotton cloth goods worn by the wealthy. According to their legends, they are descendants of a famous Hindu saint named Markandi Rishi. To make a long story short, they were blessed by the gods. No doubt this prosperous community still considers themselves blessed by the gods.

Ministry Obstacles

The Koshti people have a strong devotion to Ganesh and other Hindu gods. There are spirit beings behind these gods that will keep the Koshti people away from the Savior.

Outreach Ideas

Believers who purchase weaved goods can have regular contact with members of the Koshti community and become friends with them. Eventually they can earn the right to speak into their lives.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few Koshti believers to have strength and faith.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for church-planting teams to work among them as there are no known mission agencies/churches working among them.
* Pray for the setting up of income-generating projects.
* Pray a good response to the Christian radio program and the JESUS Film.

Text Source:   Keith Carey