Lohana in Pakistan

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People Name: Lohana
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 87,000
World Population: 783,000
Primary Language: Sindhi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

One of the dominant communities of Gujarat, the Lohana migrated from Lohargaadh (now in Pakistan) a few centuries ago. A small number are still in Pakistan.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The community council looks after their welfare; it provides financial assistance to the poor and to deserving students for promoting education.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindu and worship gods like Shankar and Srinath in addition to their family and clan deities. They engage Brahmin priests to conduct their ritual and religious functions.

What Are Their Needs?

The Lohana community has had almost no opportunity to hear of Jesus. There is much that must be communicated to them.
Christian believers must overcome caste boundaries and carry the good news of Jesus to the Lohana community.

Prayer Points

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Lohana in Pakistan, so pray that many will soon come to faith.
Pray the Lohana will be sent teachers to help them, as well as resources such as gospel films and recordings.
Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly to bless Lohana families and communities throughout India and Pakistan.
Pray for the Lohana people to make education a priority for their youth.
Pray the entire community may maintain an adequate standard of living, and that the widow and orphan may have the care they need.

Text Source:   Joshua Project