Mahratta Konkani in India

Though the Mahrattas have a state named after them, Maharashtra, not all of them live there. Just south of Maharashtra is the state of Goa, where they speak Konkani, and many Mahrattas from the Konkani subgroup live there. This state was once a Portuguese colony, and there are many Roman Catholics.

Ministry Obstacles
Being what Hindus call a "forward caste," the Konkani Mahrattas have high status. This status is strong in Hindu communities. Such a situation keeps entire communities bound to a particular religious system.

Outreach Ideas
There are many believers from Maharashtra and Goa who can reach out to the Konkani Mahrattas.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that believers will be filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit as they lovingly reach their Hindu neighbors.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for his Kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Konkani Mahrattas. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Konkani Mahrattas to the arms of Jesus.

Scripture Focus
"And you shall be my witnesses, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Acts 1:8



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