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Sarki in Bhutan

Sarki

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,600 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sarki in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
The Father of Modern Mission, William Carey, was a cobbler, or shoe repairman. He might have come across members of the Sarki people, 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, the most disgusting part of the body. For this reason, the Sarki people are among the least prestigious people in the Hindu world. A few of them have moved to Buddhist Bhutan where they are not limited by Hindu thinking.

Where are they located?
The Sarki people live in India's state of West Bengal and a couple of India's northeastern states. Many live in Nepal. A few live in Bhutan where as Hindus they are a religious minority.

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. This means that they are in a desperate situation to learn new trades so they can make an honest living.

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 the Lord to protect the Sarki people from human trafficking.
* Pray for them to find full employment outside of the dying art of making shoes by hand.
* Pray the Sarki community will hunger to know the creator God and his son who came to give them life more abundantly.
* Pray for believers in South Asia to make the effort to disciple these shoe-makers in the ways of Jesus Christ, resulting in transformed Sarki communities.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18035/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18035/NP
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Sarki-People-in-Nepal/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarki_(ethnic_group)

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,600
Largest Provinces:
Western (1,300)Eastern (300)
Total Provinces on file:2
   
  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: No
Population in Country: 1,600
Population all Countries: 382,000
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 (1,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism10.96 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism89.04 % 
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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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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: 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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