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Matia of India

Prayer Month: September 2010
Focus: South Asia, Hindu
Country: India
People Name: Matia
Population: 205,000
World Population: 242,000
Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 0.05 %
% Evangelical: Unknown %
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Matia of India

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of prayer and lack of workers remain as serious deficiencies to the advance of the good news about Jesus throughout South Asia.

Outreach Ideas
Low literacy rates mean the Gospel message needs to come primarily in oral form. Perhaps the Lord will send workers who know how to tell stories from scripture. They live in Bangladesh and Bhutan (a tiny group in Bhutan), as well as in India.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A few of the Matia have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. Please pray for these Christians, that they will understand the distinction between a cultural or nominal Christian and one who has entered into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray they will become real disciples of Jesus, living holy lives in the power of the Lord's Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for improved literacy rates, for better medical care, and for an improved standard of living for this community. Pray especially for the youth to have better access to schools and for parents to make schooling a priority for their children.

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Matia of India

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