At one time the Paidi were derided as cat eaters, but today they have more respect than they did 150 years ago. (The so-called “cat-eaters” were starving prisoners from this community.) They were sometimes regarded as criminals. They were once poor farmers, weavers and village watchmen, but today they are much more than that.
The Hindu Paidi people live in Odisha, a state in eastern India.
Most Paidis are farmers, but some are prosperous businessmen who buy and sell produce. Their children learn English in school, which opens up new opportunities for the next generation.
Paidi are Hindus who have a special time of praise to Rama late in the year. They have a special affinity for the festival of Sankramanam where they wear new clothes. The Paidis worship village deities to whom they sacrifice goats and sheep at local temples. When there is serious illness in a Paidi family, they often consult a sorcerer who performs a healing ritual involving rice flower and sacrificing a chicken.
The Paidi people need to put their hope and faith entirely in Jesus Christ instead of suffering from their devotion to local gods.
* Scripture Prayers for the Paidi in India.
* Pray for the Paidi culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Paidi family and community leaders to seek His face and enjoy His blessings.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Paidi people.
* Pray that soon the Paidi people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the Savior.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Telugu (11,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tel Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Telugu
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1989)|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Telugu|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Telugu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Pearl of Great Price|
|Film / Video||The Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|