Deori of India

Industrial development in the Deori territory is very limited. This is primarily because eastern India is somewhat isolated from the rest of India. This region also has a poor transportation system and small local markets. One of the noted social peculiarities of the Deori is that entire extended family units live under one roof. They enlarge the building as the number of family members increases, until sometimes more than 100 people live in the same house! The Deori worship household deities and the gods of the elements, as well as the entire pantheon of Hindu gods. They emphasize the gods of the earth, sky, air, and fire. There are no community shrines, and household and village gods are worshipped separately.

Ministry Obstacles
The Deori community may have many misconceptions about what it means to know and follow Christ. Even those who know of Christ may not be knowledgeable.

Outreach Ideas
Northeastern India has many Christians, in other tribes. Pray the Lord will lead some of these to take the message of Christ to the Deori community.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few of the Deori community have identified themselves as Christians to the census. Please pray for teachers to be sent to them, to instruct them correctly in how to know and follow Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the poor, the widow, and the orphan in the Deori community to be provided for. Pray for an improving standard of living for all Deori.

Scripture Focus
"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27




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