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Sarki in Nepal

Sarki

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
362,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.40 % Unknown   

Sarki in Nepal

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Summary
The traditional and primary occupation of the Sarki was shoe-making, but nowadays only a few among them are occupied as leather-workers or cobblers. They have family deities and a village deity. Some of their deities are Santala Devi, Maidevta and Dat Kali. Their witchdoctor is called lama or jhankri.

Ministry Obstacles
The worldview of the Sarki is very different than those of a monotheist, who believes in one God who is creator of all.

Outreach Ideas
The Lord is building his church in the region. His Spirit is active. Pray that Christian workers will include the Sarki community in their outreach.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are some Christians among the Sarki community. Pray they become more than cultural Christians, instead becoming zealous disciples of Christ, trusting him fully with their lives.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with worshiping the gods of this age, but rather will hunger to know the creator God and his Son who came to give them life.

Scripture Focus
"And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations." Mark 13:10

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-11-22
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:362,000
Largest Provinces:
Gandaki (65,000)Lumbini (42,000)
Bagmati (42,000)Rapti (28,000)
Dhaulagiri (28,000)Seti (24,000)
Janakpur (24,000)Bheri (23,000)
Sagarmatha (20,000)Mahakali (17,000)
Total Provinces on file:14
Location in Country:East and south central.
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sarki
People Name General: Sarki
Alternate People Names:
ChamarCobbier
KarigharKarikar
MistriSarkar
TapaTapoli
Thapaसर्की
ROP3 Code: 113530
Joshua Project People ID: 18035
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 362,000
Population all Countries: 404,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Sarki
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
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Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (349,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dotyali (18,000)Bantawa (1,600)
Maithili (1,200)Chamling (900)
Musasa (800)Bhojpuri (400)
Humla (400)Kham, Western Parbate (200)
Rajbanshi (200)Lumba-Yakkha (200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism1.59 % 
Christianity1.40 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism96.93 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.08 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsNepali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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