Jhinwar (Hindu traditions) in India

The Jhinwar are Hindus and worship all the Hindu gods and goddesses. They utilize the Siana, their traditional medicine man, to remove evil spirits and to seek cures for diseases. They exchange food and water with all communities except the Chamar, Chuhra and Dhobi. Traditionally, the Jhinwar mostly subsisted by running flour mills and fishing but more recently have taken up other occupations like stone-cutting, agricultural labor and road-construction labor. Divorce and widow remarriage are discouraged.

Ministry Obstacles
The Jhinwar speak 17 languages and reside in 10 states of northern India.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for current evangelistic and church planting projects underway in northern India, that the Lord will go before them to prepare the people to listen and believe as the Gospel is presented.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a small number of Christians among the Jhinwar. Please pray teachers will be sent to help them become firmly established as they learn to live as real disciples of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for good employment opportunities for the Jhinwar, and that the children will have good schools available. Pray that parents will make schooling a priority for their children.

Scripture Focus
"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever." Revelation 11:15



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