Unreached of Day: 2023-5-26

Cochin Jew in Israel

Cochin Jew in Israel

Did you know there are Jewish people in Israel who speak a south Indian language, Malayalam? Today the Cochin Jews have been incorporated into the Israeli population. Many retain their Malayalam language and spicy cuisine, and in Israel, the Cochin Jews are most famous for bringing a delicious hybrid cuisine that incorporates spicy Indian food. Their lifestyles are no different from other Jewish people in Israel. Through past generations, these Cochin Jews have become lighter-skinned than their forefathers in southern India.

Ministry Obstacles

The Cochin Jewish population has had bad experiences with so-called Christians in the past, especially when the Portuguese controlled their part of western India. Israel, to them, is a refuge from hostile outsiders.

Outreach Ideas

Believers will need to find persons of peace in the Cochin community to gain their trust, so they can share the spiritual riches of Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus

"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;"  Psalm 130:5

Scripture Prayer

Pray that they will put all their trust in Him alone!

Prayer Focus

Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Cochin Jewish families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group. Pray for the spiritual lives of the Cochin people to become fruitful as they follow Christ. Pray for the lives and culture of the Cochin people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open up to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them. Pray that the spiritual eyes of the Cochin Jews would be opened to see their Messiah.

Cochin Jew in Israel

People Name: Cochin Jew
Pronunciation:ko-CHIN joo
Country: Israel
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 12,000
World Population: 12,000
Language: Malayalam
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherent: 0.10%
Evangelical: 0.05%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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