Unreached of Day: 2023-9-4

Waza in India

Waza in India

Waza refers to a caste of caterers who specialize in cooking for large functions, and they are a reminder that caste originated out of occupations. They are accepted by Muslims and Hindus as well as all other religious communities of India. This Muslim people group lives primarily, if not exclusively, in the highly unreached far northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. As Muslims, they see Jesus as a prophet and messiah, but not as the only way to God. They practice the five pillars of Islam, which include praying five times a day and, if possible, traveling on pilgrimage to Mecca.

Ministry Obstacles

Their small size and their need to move from location to location make it difficult to reach them with the gospel.

Outreach Ideas

Church functions and weddings could employ Waza caterers, develop friendships and share the gospel.

Scripture Focus

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  Matthew 5:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group to recognize their own spiritual bankruptcy and come to Christ for the riches of His forgiveness.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the Holy Spirit to penetrate the Waza community in a powerful way, leading to healings and other examples of his power and goodness. At present there is no Waza fellowship. Pray that churches would adopt them for church planting and evangelism. Pray for Waza household fellowships and Bible studies to spread throughout Kashmir.

Waza in India

People Name: Waza
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,900
World Population: 1,900
Language: Kashmiri
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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