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|Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions)
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|South Asia Dalit - Valmiki
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Lal Begi people are a scheduled caste, meaning that they live as a tribe outside regular Indian society. They are a subgroup of the Valmiki, also known as, Balmiki. The Lal Begi of West Bengal speak Rajasthani, Bengali and Hindi.
Many Valmiki people work as sweepers; others raise swine. They do not own land, so they have no legacy for their families. They use both traditional, and modern medicine. Their literacy level is improving, opening new doors of opportunity.
Most are Hindus though some follow Islam. Both religions open doors to false hope, or no hope at all. Hindu gods are countless, and the Muslim god is unapproachable. They have no concept of a loving, Almighty Creator God who has provided payment for the sins that weigh them down.
These sweepers need the opportunity to improve their lives through better jobs and education. Opportunities exist for disciples to enter their sphere of life and show them the only way to abundanteternal life. They need to know that they are precious and valued, and that they can have hope in the painful world in which they find themselves.
Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them this decade. Pray for faithful intercessors to keep praying for these sweepers until they are swept into the Kingdom!Pray for spiritual openness to the only Savior. Pray for workers to be thrust out to them.