The caste system, which affects both Hindu and Muslim communities in India, cooks are often trusted and appreciated by others. The Muslim Waza people are a good example of this.
The Muslim Waza people live in Jammu and Kashmir, India's far northern state.
The Waza name means "cook." That is what they do; they are expert chefs, and they are hired by both Hindu and Muslim communities to cook for big occasions. Because they provide an essential service to both Hindus and Muslims, they have good relations in both communities.
The Waza people are Sunni Muslims.
The Wazas have definitely found their niche in society, but they have not yet heard about the one who came to elevate them to an exalted status as beloved children of God and members of His kingdom.
* Scripture Prayers for the Waza in India.
* Pray for a Holy Spirit infiltration into Waza communities so that they can experience God's love and His tender guidance.
* May they use their God-given talent as cooks to glorify the king of Kings.
* Pray for a movement of Waza households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
(J&K book, pp 697-703)
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-30|
|People Name General||Waza|
|People Name in Country||Waza|
|Population this Country||1,600|
|Population all Countries||1,600|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Wazwan; वज़ा|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kashmiri (1,500 speakers)|
|Language Code||kas Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kashmiri
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1813-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Kashmiri|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Kashmiri|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Forgiver|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|