Bania in India

"Bania" is something of a generic term, and there are many Bania communities. The Bania trace their history back about 5000 years. About 50 communities have a traditional caste council, election to which is by a voice vote among 44 communities and by secret ballot among six. Widow remarriage is allowed among half of Bania communities, and divorce has gained social approval among 33 communities.

Ministry Obstacles
Fear that Christianity aims to turn individuals from their families, communities and traditions hinders Bania families and communities from considering the Gospel.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly in blessing Bania families and communities. The Bania are widely dispersed. Pray for workers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Bania love for God's Word and a desire to spread its influence. Pray for Bania followers of Jesus to be effective in demonstrating how Jesus blesses and heals families and communities.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Bania, that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole families and communities into a rich experience of God's blessing.

Scripture Focus
"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever." Revelation 11:15



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