Mahishya of India

The Mahishya are often landowners, and are engaged in agriculture. The landless among them earn a living by working as agricultural laborers. Some serve as soldiers and many pursue white-collar jobs. The caste council in the village maintains social norms within the community. Traditionally they do not accept water from the lower castes. The Mahishya have a relatively high literacy rate. Generally, both boys and girls study up to the secondary level. They are Hindu, and Brahman priests, acharyas or astrologers are their sacred specialists on special occasions.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual darkness can keep the light of the Gospel from having an effect. Pray for the light to overcome the darkness.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps Christians in communities near the Mahishya will be able to help Mahishya Christians become mature in the faith. As they grow in maturity and numbers, they will eventually be capable of reaching the entire community.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Several hundred Mahishya have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. These people need prayer support. Pray they will learn to walk in the power of God's Sprit, and will live lives of obedience with hearts of gratitude and love for Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Spiritual matters are spiritually discerned, or understood. Please pray the Lord will give the gift of understanding to the Mahishya, that they may see their need and opportunity to know and serve Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus
"Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations." Luke 24:46-47




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