Sarla swept the full skirt of her sari to the side as she passed the furnace where her family's metalworker formed lovely pots of copper, brass, and bell-metal. She emerged in the front of the store, stocked with metal vessels of every shape and size, some with hand-painted designs and some with intricate inlay, or fancy filigree. Sarla delighted in showing customers her family's designs that had been passed down through generations. Each container was priced to include a small sum for donations to a Hindu charity, and thus fulfill her vows to numerous Hindu gods.
Ranjeeni, Sarla's next door neighbor, heard the gospel and put her faith in Jesus while visiting Holland. Ranjeeni now offers Sarla Christian literature and invites her to a small home church. Because Ranjeeni is from a lower caste and Sarla's eyes are blinded to the gospel, Sarla never accepts the offers.
This is the story of nearly one-half million Kasundhan souls, among whom there is not one single known believer. They are 100 percent Hindu.
* Scripture Prayers for the Bania Kasaundhan in Nepal.
* Pray that the veil will be lifted from their spiritual eyes and the revelation of Jesus Christ will fall on them.
* Pray that the principalities and powers would be bound that stifle the gospel, and that God will call workers to this unharvested field. * Pray that salvation will sweep through Kasaundhan communities.
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|People Name General||Bania Kasaundhan|
|People Name in Country||Bania Kasaundhan|
|Natural Name||Kasaundhan Bania|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bania; Kasaundhan Bania; Kasaundhan Banis; Seth; बनिया, कसौंधन|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||32 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bhojpuri (1,100 speakers)|
|Language Code||bho Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bhojpuri
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1998-2006)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bhojpuri|
|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 Bhojpuri|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|