Lakhera in Pakistan

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People Name: Lakhera
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,500
World Population: 228,500
Primary Language: Saraiki
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

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.

What Are Their Lives Like?

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.

What Are Their Beliefs?

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.

What Are Their Needs?

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.

Prayer Points

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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project