Brahmin Sawaria in India

Brahmins are the highest of the four varna (caste groups), and they speak many different languages wherever they live in South Asia. There has never been a comprehensive analysis of all the different types and subgroups of Brahmins. Traditionally in the varna system Brahmins are considered as priests, but a temple priest is a lowly position that no Sawaria Brahmin family wants their sons to aspire towards. Rather, there is strong pressure for higher education, particularly in computer science and engineering. Sawaria Brahmins have a strong work ethic and are often leaders, whether politically, intellectually, spiritually or socially.

Ministry Obstacles
There is a deep aversion to religious propaganda among Sawaria Brahmins, and Christians are stereotypically propagandists. The trappings of Christianity are hugely problematic for Brahmins. Christ's ambassadors need to approach Brahmins in a loving, respectful manner.

Outreach Ideas
It is vital for those who go to Brahmins to build genuine relationships; they must pray for Brahmin friends, and eventually pray with Brahmin friends. We must focus on Christ himself as a living person, and on the supreme almighty God who was revealed by Christ as a loving father.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that the few Brahmin-background believers will exhibit the fruit of the Holy Spirit with those they meet so that Christ will be honored and held in high esteem by these influential people.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the eyes of Sawaria Brahmin hearts to be open to Jesus Christ. * Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Brahmin leaders through dreams, visions, and the Bible. * Pray for Holy Spirit directed Christ followers to go to Sawaria Brahmin communities. * Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among every Brahmin community.

Scripture Focus
"For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;. Matthew 25:35



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