Bedia (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

One source considers Bedia to be the generic name of a number of vagrant, nomadic groups. Traditionally, a large section of the Bedia were reported to be earning a livelihood from prostitution and dancing, however, this has largely been discontinued. The Bedia worship deities like Thakur, Shiva, Parvati, Hanuman, Chamunda, Kali and Sitala and Khermata (a local deity).

Ministry Obstacles
Giving up allegiance to personal deities may be threatening.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for the Bedia people to be delivered from their fear of "Christendom" and to embrace God's blessing through his word for their families and clans.

Scripture Focus
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."  Hebrews 10:23

Scripture Prayer
Pray that the believers in today’s people group would hold fast to the hope they have in Christ.

Prayer Focus
Pray the few followers of Jesus among the Bedia would have pastors and teachers to help them grow to become faithful disciples. Pray they would be taught accurately and well. Pray the Bedia would make schooling a priority for their children and would be able to improve their standard of living.

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