Sali in India

The Sali are a group of people who live across southern India. Their traditional occupation has been that of weaving silk and cotton. Their name means "weaver." The Sali are known for producing beautiful silk saris. In some Indian states the Sali are a Scheduled Caste, which means they are entitled to special benefits in education and public employment. Their primary language is Kannada. They also speak other regional languages like Telegu, Marathi, Malayalam, and Tamil.

Ministry Obstacles
The Sali are proud of their Hindu tradition. Pride can be an obstacle in coming to know Christ. They can be shunned by their community, unless their leaders are open to the gospel.

Outreach Ideas
Hindu background believers can share the blessings of becoming a believer in Christ. Literature and films are available in the languages that the Sali speak.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known believers among the Sali at the present time. Pray God brings some of them to belief in Jesus.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those workers ministering to the Sali people. * Pray that the Sali see that Jesus alone will save them from their sins. * Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Sali families and communities.

Scripture Focus
"a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all" Colossians 3:11



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