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Sarki in Bangladesh

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Sarki in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Father of modern missions, William Carey, was a cobbler, or shoe repairman. He might have come across members of the Sarki people in India, who make and repair shoes. In the Hindu worldview, working with leather, means working with "dead" material, which is very demeaning. To make matters worse, shoes also involve the bottom of the feet, considered by Hindus to be the most disgusting part of the body. For this reason, the Sarki people are among the least prestigious people in the Hindu world.

Where are they located?
There are small numbers of Sarki people in Bangladesh, India and Bhutan. A larger number of them live in Nepal.

What are their lives like?
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 (i.e., shoe repairers). This means that they are in a desperate situation to learn new trades so they can make an honest living. Some of their women have been trafficked.

What are their beliefs?
These Hindus 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.

What are their needs?
The Sarki people need training as the modern world offers few jobs in shoe-making. More than that, they need protection for their women who are vulnerable to human trafficking.

Prayer Points
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Hindu Sarki people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of the Sarki people would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Sarki families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Sarki people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Sarki people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2013/11/22
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarki_(ethnic_group)
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/Sarki-People-in-Nepal/

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:700
Largest Provinces:
Khulna (700)Sylhet (40)
Total Provinces on file:2
   
 
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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: 700
Population all Countries: 382,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Sarki
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (90)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
 
 
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
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Sarki in Bangladesh

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