Guria in India

"Gur" means unrefined sugar. The Guria live in east central India and specialize in making candy and sweets. Most Guria make confections and sell the sweets in shops they own. Most of them would fit into the Indian middle class. Some Guria produce candy in factories and would be thought of as wealthy. Candies and sweets play a big part in Hindu births, weddings and holidays. All Hindus will purchase and eat candy made by the Guria, even the Brahmin caste.

Ministry Obstacles
Much of the business of the Guria relates to Hindu festivals and ceremonies. Coming to Christ may disrupt their occupation as other Hindus may not want to purchase candy and sweets from believers.

Outreach Ideas
Hindu background believers can show the Guria that the sweetest, most satisfying food in life is found not in candy or sweets but in the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a small number of Guria believers. Pray that they might grow spiritually and be trained to share the gospel with their brothers and sisters.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for Guria families to be drawn to the Bible to find out more about Jesus. * Pray the Lord will open the hearts of the Guria people to desire God's blessings through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies. * Pray that many of the Guria people will come to love the God of the Bible with their whole being and will walk in His ways.

Scripture Focus
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29



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