Raju in India

The Rachavar or Raju live in the eastern and southern states of India, especially Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Their name comes from the word Raja which means king, and some say that they were once local rulers. Today their main work is in agriculture or government work. A community association looks after their needs. They are Hindus.

Ministry Obstacles
The Raju people are satisfied with appeasing Hindu deities for their needs. Pray for an awareness of their need for Jesus Christ.

Outreach Ideas
There are a few believers in the same states where the Raju people live who can reach out to them with the gospel.

Scripture Focus
"The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him—my father’s God, and I will exalt Him!"  Exodus 15:2

Scripture Prayer
Pray that members of today’s people group will look to the Lord alone for strength and victory.

Prayer Focus
Pray that the few Raju believers will allow the Holy Spirit to direct their lives and give them love for those who are not of the faith. Pray that they will help others to find the way to the only Savior. *Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Raju people. *Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Raju people to the arms of Jesus. *Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Raju people.

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