Rajput Kanet in India

The Kanet Rajputs are a large group of farmers in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kanet means "indifferent to caste" in Sanskrit. The Kanets claim to be descendants of the rulers of a mountain kingdom that existed 2000 years ago. Rajput means "sons of rulers." The Kanets live in the hills and valleys of the west Himalaya Mountains. They cultivate barley, wheat, lentils, maize, and potatoes as their main crops. Some Kanets own their land while others cultivate the soil of others.

Ministry Obstacles
Many of the Kanet women cannot read which means the gospel must be presented to them in oral or visual forms. The mountainous terrain may make reaching the Kanet difficult. Higher caste Hindu background believers may not want to associate with the Kanets.

Outreach Ideas
The JESUS Film can reach people who are unable to read. Agricultural experts could help the Kanet increase their crop yield. Teachers could teach Kanet women, and children can learn the basics of literacy.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known believers among the Kanets at the present time. Pray that Hindu background believers would take the initiative to share the good news of Christ with the Kanet.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray the Lord will give them a spiritual hunger, and then satisfy that hunger. * Pray for the Rajput Kanets community to increasingly grow in awareness of Jesus, His life and His sacrifice for them. * Pray that the Kanets will understand the value of becoming part of God's family.

Scripture Focus
"The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain.. And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, Even the veil which is stretched over all nations. He will swallow up death for all time." Isaiah 25:6-8



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