Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Muslim - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The word Panar means weaver. The Panars live in Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat, a state in western India. They speak Gujarati, Urdu, and Hindi.
Panar people are endogamous (they prefer to marry within the group) and they prefer marriage between cousins. They are weavers by tradition and some work in that occupation now. They have been involved in cotton thread making. Many are day laborers as their traditional work becomes less needed. They do not own their land. The Panar have a caste association that settles disputes and looks after them.
This is a Sunni Muslim community. They believe that Islam offers all of life's answers, and obedience to Allah is what the Almighty requires of all of us.
The Panar people need to understand they need a perfect, sin-free savior, and that only Jesus Christ can fulfill that role. Bible resources exist in their spoken languages, yet they are not available to them.
Pray that the leaders of the caste associations will come to Jesus Christ and lead their entire people group in that direction.
Pray that they will have a spiritual hunger for true righteousness and truth. Pray for intercessors and workers.
Pray for a disciple making movement among the Panar community this decade.