Bahna (Hindu traditions) in India

The Bahna or Behana live in central and west India. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Bahna people. Some of them own land while others do not. The Bahna people in India are mostly Hindus. There is a low level of literacy among the Bahna people. The Bahna practice adult marriage. They are monogamous and marry among their own group.

Ministry Obstacles
Since many of the Bahna are not able to read or write, the gospel must be presented to them in oral and visual form. When a Bahna person becomes a believer, he or she may face being shunned by their Hindu community unless those who take the gospel to them go first to the leaders.

Outreach Ideas
Films and radio programs exist in Hindi, the main language of the Bahna. Hindu background believers can share the blessings of knowing Christ with the Bahna.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A tiny number of believers exists in the Bahna. Pray that these believers may grow spiritually and be led to share the gospel and disciple them in the ways of Jesus.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray that the Bahna will want to know more about Jesus Christ, read the Bible and give their lives to Him. * Pray that gospel recordings will help lead them to salvation. * Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.

Scripture Focus
"During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, 'Come over to Macedonia and help us'." Acts 16:9



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