Kalal Idiga in India

The Kalal Idiga or Gowda are a Hindu people who live in south India. Their traditional occupation has been that of the production and selling of liquor. Some Kalal Idiga have left their original profession and have become small businesspersons and farmers. The two main languages that the Kalal Idiga speak are Telugu and Kannada.

Ministry Obstacles
Since the distillation of alcohol is a job that is scorned by some Hindus and Muslims, the Kalal who become believers may have a difficult time integrating into the church. They will need new jobs when they discover God's will for their lives.

Outreach Ideas
Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Telugu and Kannada. Hindu background believers can share with the Kalal the good news about Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a small number of Kalal believers. Pray that they might grow spiritually and lead their brothers and sisters to Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray that the Kalal leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him. * Pray that many of God's people will intercede for the Kalal. * Pray that God will overthrow spiritual forces of darkness opposing the spread of His gospel among the Kalal people.

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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