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Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
|People Name:||Namassej (Hindu traditions)|
|Christian Adherents:||0.56 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Dalit - Namassej|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
Some Namasudra own land and are engaged in cultivation, but a large number are daily-wage workers. Rickshaw-pulling, poultry farming and goat-rearing are secondary occupations. They profess Hinduism, and worship Lakshmi and Parameshwar. Their literacy rate has improved somewhat in recent years.
This low caste community will likely perceive Christianity as an invading foreign influence that threatens their identity as a people.
Oral communication of the good news of Christ may be most appropriate. Stories from Scripture, Gospel radio, films, and recordings will all be useful.
Pray the Namasudra people who know God will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and multiplying the blessings of God to other households. There are a few people in the Namasudra community who identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will come to truly trust in Christ, and follow him obediently. Pray they understand that to be a Christian means more than cultural identification.
Pray the Namasudra community will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for health care, clean water, and sufficient food.