Jola people live among the large Bengali speaking peoples. They live in Bangladesh, especially the states of Rajshahi and Dhaka. Smaller numbers live in other parts of the country.
Jola people are almost entirely Sunni Muslim, and as far as we know, there are no Christ followers among them. Like most Muslims in South Asia, the Jola people put their faith in their obedience to the teachings of the Koran for their eternal salvation, but they look to local spirits for their daily needs. They do not understand that they need a savior who is free from sin.
The complete Bible, as well as audio and visual resources (including the JESUS Film), exist in the Bengali language of the Jola people, yet they remain unreached. These resources can be instruments of God's Holy Spirit to show Jola people the way of eternal life.
"Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!" Psalm 139:23-24
Pray that many from this people group will have the kind of intimacy with the Lord that it takes to purge their lives of anything that offends Him.
Pray for a vibrant Jola-based Church to begin in Bangladesh soon. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to help the Jola people find their way to salvation in faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for a movement of Jola disciples who make other disciples who then make even more disciples. Pray that people of peace would be located who will be instrumental in planting churches among Jola people.
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