The Lakhera are said to originate from lord Shiva, who created them to prepare bangles (bracelets, etc.) for his wife, Parvati. The Lakhera have traditionally been workers in glass, creating bracelets and similar items for sale.
Most live in India, but a few are in Pakistan.
At present they are engaged in many vocations. They traditionally exchange food and water with neighboring communities except those which they consider below themselves in social rank.
Some of the people worship Shiva, while others worship Vishnu. Others are involved in ancestor worship. Circling the sacred fire seven times is the most important marriage ritual. They sometimes worship tools they use in their trades.
The Lakhera people in Pakistan need the opportunity to allow Jesus Christ to protect them from Satan, who comes to kill, steal and destroy. They need his abundant life for their families.
There are no known followers of Jesus among the Lakhera, although there is the possibility of a few secret believers. Pray for any secret believers, that they will be nurtured and protected by the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be able to fellowship together.
Pray the Lord will send workers to the Lakhera who will be able to tell them accurately of the creator God and his son, Jesus the Messiah.
Pray the Lakhera people in Pakistan will be given understanding and faith to believe.
Pray for a massive movement to Christ among the Lakhera people.
Scripture Prayers for the Lakhera in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Lakhera|
|People Name in Country||Lakhera|
|Alternate Names||Chhan; Churigar; Churihar; Churihara; Churiwala; Kachera; Kanihar; Lahari; Lakhara; Lakhari; Lakheri; Lakhpati; Lakhwara; Lakshkar; Laktar; Maniar; Maniara; Manihar; Manyar; Paniar; Panihae; Panihar; Shishgar; लखेरा|
|Population this Country||2,500|
|Population all Countries||230,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Saraiki (2,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||skr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Saraiki
Bible Translation Status: Unspecified
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Saraiki||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Saraiki||Literacy & Evangelism International|