Majhi in India
MAH-gee

The Majhi community, a low status community formerly called "untouchables," works as landless farm laborers for other landowning castes. As keen craftsmen, they also make bamboo baskets to sell at the market. Majhi houses are made of mud and thatch. They were formerly animists but now consider themselves as Hindus, although India's other Hindus shun the Majhi. Nonetheless, they are said to be clever, strong and industrious. The Majhi live mostly in Chhattisgarh.

Ministry Obstacles
Since the Majhi are a poor people, they lack proper education among other things. Without literacy, it is difficult to have access to the gospel. Their low status keeps them away from people from other communities who might otherwise introduce them to the Savior.

Outreach Ideas
The Majhi may be reached by Christian doctors, teachers, and other community development workers who minister the love of Jesus to their community.

Scripture Focus
"May the nations praise you, O God! Yes, may all the nations praise you. Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world."  Psalm 67:3-4

Scripture Prayer
Pray that this day will come soon!

Prayer Focus
Pray that God will give courage and wisdom to Majhi believers in communicating the Truth to their people in a way that is easy to understand. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring forth a zealous, reproducing Majhi church that will boldly lead thousands to the Throne of Grace.



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