Yadav Gola in India

Status is very important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Gola subgroup, are concerned about their status. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal with cattle and dairy products in a culture where the cow is sacred. There have been times in their long history that Yadav peoples have held power and wealth. Today they are classified as "Other Backward Castes" or OBCs for short. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. Today, many Gola Yadavs own land, and some have been elected to public office. A few are day laborers, but this is fairly rare.

Ministry Obstacles
Since there are no believers among the Gola Yadavs, they will have to hear about Christ from someone from a different community. Their honored status might pose another reason for them to not accept spiritual beliefs outside of Hindu teachings.

Outreach Ideas
Indian believers from OBCs can share the JESUS Film and other resources with the Gola Yadav community.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that the believers among the Gola Yadavs will be loving and bold as they tell others about what the Lord can do for them. Pray that there will be healings in the name of Jesus that will cause many to realize He is the only one worthy of devotion and praise.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Yadav community to Him. * Pray for entire Gola Yadav families to turn their hearts to Jesus as they hear of His great power. * Pray for Gola Yadav leaders to disciple other Yadavs who will in turn disciple others.

Scripture Focus
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7



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