Summary Animal husbandry, settled cultivation and horticulture are the traditional occupations of this community. They are Hindu by religion and celebrate festivals like Hire Suggi and Kire Suggi (harvest festivals). Only men participate in their traditional Suggi Kunita dance. A widow is allowed to live with a man of her choice without a ceremonial marriage.
Ministry Obstacles The Vakkaliga community may have many misconceptions about what it means to know and follow Christ.
Outreach Ideas Redemptive analogies coupled with favorable relationships with these people may be helpful.
Pray for the followers of Christ Pray for the Christians among the Vakkaliga, that they will be accurately instructed in the faith, and become mature disciples of Christ. Pray they will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to one another, in love.
Pray for the entire people group Pray for the Vakkaliga community, that they will be able to support their families adequately, and have access to health care. Pray they will desire to worship the Creator, not the creation.
Scripture Focus "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14