Halwai (Hindu traditions) in India

The Hindu Halwai are a people who live in central and northeast India. They are a caste of candy makers and confectioners. The name Halwai comes from the Hindi word "Halwa" which is a sweet. They are viewed with respect in Indian because of the importance sweets have in Hindu holidays and important family events. Candy shops of Halwai grace towns and bazaars in north India. Some educated Halwai people have careers in government, engineering, medicine, computer science and education. Their primary language is Hindi.

Ministry Obstacles
Since much of the Halwai's candy business is related to Hindu festivals, they may lose income if they become believers in Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Bibles, literature and radio programs exist in the Hindi language. Hindu background believers can share the blessings of knowing Christ with the Halwai.

Pray for the followers of Christ
At the present time there may be no Halwai believers in Christ. Pray that God opens their hearts to the sweetness of knowing Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Halwai leaders in such a way that they will open the door for others to follow Him. * Pray for the Lord to bless the Halwai people economically and spiritually, so that they will give Him praise and devotion. * Pray for many to be prompted to faithfully pray for Halwai.

Scripture Focus
"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." Psalm 105:1

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