Jumat, 13 Januari 2017

Moon walkers’ heavenly perspective

Moon walkers’ heavenly perspective

Three heroic astronauts worship the God of creation
By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service
IsraelTrip2013026DONCASTER, UK (ANS – January 12, 2017) -- Following in the steps of Jesus was more exciting than walking on the moon. These are the words attributed to Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon’s surface, during a visit to Israel.
And fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who accompanied him for the Apollo 11 lunar landing, was similarly taken up with a heavenly perspective. Shortly after touching down where no man had been before, he took communion with bread and wine he had carried from earth in special plastic packages, and ensured that among the first words ever spoken there were those of the Creator of the Universe, Jesus Christ, when he read a passage from John’s Gospel. (The bread and wine are symbols of the sacrifice Jesus made -- through his broken body and shed blood – in dying for our sins on the cross).
Buzz had wanted to share his experience with the world at the time -- back in 1969 -- but NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) were embroiled in a legal controversy over broadcasting the Christian beliefs of their pilots, and he was persuaded to tone down his enthusiasm. He went ahead with the ceremony nevertheless, but with radio contact switched off.
Completing a trio of famous astronauts with a strong faith in the Creator is John Glenn, who recently died, aged 95, and who was the first man to orbit the earth in space.
Neil ArmstrongWhen Neil Armstrong visited Israel in 1994, he asked his host, archaeologist Meir Ben Dov, if there was a place where Jesus would undoubtedly have walked when he was on earth. Dov, one of the excavators of the Temple Mount, was sure that he would have used the southern steps as he walked up to the Temple. So when Armstrong got there, the man who is more famous for his statement “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” is understood to have bent down and kissed the ground, saying that this was an even more exciting moment for him than walking on the moon.
This rings so true. I can’t speak for the moon, but I know that there is something out of this world about Israel -- and Jerusalem in particular. As the Bible says, it truly is God’s city, and when you know that it is where Jesus walked, your faith really does come alive in a new way.
Back to Buzz Aldrin and the controversy surrounding Apollo 11. A previous mission, Apollo 8, was the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. On Christmas Eve 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast in the world at the time, the crew read in turn from the opening verses of the Bible (Genesis chapter 1). Bill Anders, Jim Lovell and Frank Borman unashamedly recited the first ten verses (focusing on creation) to a world still mercifully free of political correctness.
Aldrin had planned to do something similar by sharing communion with the world over the radio, but NASA were in the middle of a legal battle with arch-atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair who was determined to remove Christian influence from schools and other public organizations.
Buzz AldrinSo, just before the two men stepped onto the lunar surface, Aldrin reluctantly switched off radio communication and took communion while also reading a verse from John’s Gospel. Later explaining what he did, he said: “I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup. Then I read the Scripture (quoting Jesus), ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.’
“It was interesting for me to think: the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the very first food eaten there, were the communion elements.”
And through Aldrin’s momentous decision, the first ever ceremony to be performed on the moon was in honor of his Lord, who created it all!
Madalyn O’Hair’s atheistic life mission ended tragically in 1995 when she was murdered, along with her son and granddaughter, by fellow anti-God activist David Waters. Surviving son William J Murray, who thus lost his mother, brother and daughter, had been disowned by his family after becoming a Christian in 1980.
John GlennMeanwhile John Glenn, whose historic space flight aboard Friendship 7 in 1962 catapulted him to heroic stature, was also a man of deep Christian faith. And when he again left the bounds of earth on December 8, 2016, he passed into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ.
He said he prayed every day during those pioneering space flights, which were inherently risky, and shortly after orbiting the earth he delivered a sermon entitled Why I know there is a God that described how his mission had strengthened his belief, and pointing out “the orderliness of the whole universe about us, from the smallest atomic structure to the most enormous thing we can imagine.”
In 1998, aged 77, Glenn returned to space on the Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-95 mission, becoming the oldest person to travel in space. Afterwards he told reporters: “Looking at the earth from this vantage point, looking at this kind of creation and not to believe in God is, to me, impossible. To see [earth] laid out like that only strengthens my beliefs.”
Sources
* For Buzz Aldrin’s story -- www.reallifestories.org-- founded by Rev Ralph Burden
* For Neil Armstrong’s Israel visit – Christian Friends of Israel’s David Soakell in his weekly newsletter Watching Over Zion, December 8, 2016
* For John Glenn’s story -- Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service and founder of  www.GodReports.com 
Photo captions: 1) Over the Moon: Temple Mount proves more exciting than walking on the moon. (Photo by Charles Gardner). 2) Neil Armstrong. 3) Buzz Aldrin. 4) John Glenn. 5) Charles Gardner with his wife, Linda.
Charles and Linda GardnerAbout the writer: Charles Gardner is a veteran Cape Town-born British journalist working on plans to launch a new UK national newspaper reporting and interpreting the news from a biblical perspective. With his South African forebears having had close links with the legendary devotional writer Andrew Murray, Charles is similarly determined to make an impact for Christ with his pen and has worked in the newspaper industry for more than 41 years. Part-Jewish, he is married to Linda, who takes the Christian message around many schools in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster. Charles has four children and nine grandchildren. He is the author of Peace in Jerusalem, available from http://olivepresspublisher.com. Charles can be reached by phone on +44 (0) 1302 832987, or by e-mail at chazgardner@btinternet.com.
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Masalit in Sudan

Masalit in Sudan
The Masalit are a non-Arab people group living in the most remote and unknown areas of the North African countries of Sudan and Chad. In the past, the Masalit developed a reputation for being fiercely independent. They primarily make their living through agriculture. Each village has a masik, or central shaded clearing, where men gather to socialize, pray and discuss village matters. The Masalit practice Islam, and the religion dominates political and social life and values. Many are becoming increasingly orthodox.
Ministry Obstacles
Sudan provides a difficult environment in which to live. The climate and terrain are harsh, and outsiders are often seen with suspicion.
Outreach Ideas
Christian workers can carry the good news of Jesus to the tribes of Sudan using Gospel recordings and films, as well as relating stories from Scripture. Oral communication is needed, for evangelism and for discipleship purposes.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the followers of Jesus among the Masalit. There are only a few, and they need prayer support. Pray they will find each other in order to fellowship together. Pray they will clearly understand the basis of their faith, and rest firmly on Christ and his finished work on the cross.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Masalit people will be able to live peacefully with the neighboring tribes, and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for clean water to drink, and for sufficient, healthy food.
Scripture Focus
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

 

People Name: Masalit
Country: Sudan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 434,000
World Population: 755,000
Language: Masalit
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

GPN - 01/13/2017

Where there is human need there is opportunity to do a kindly deed. Galatians 6:9-10

Tonight The Blessing Ladies Night will take place in Vlaardingen, Holland. Pray for a special encouragement and blessing for all women who come together. Pray also for me and my husband, who are in the orphanage in India. Sister Radha R.

Pray for the TV broadcast on SBS6 every Sunday at 9.00 am. That many people will experience the love of Jesus and receive faith for a touch of God's forgiving, healing and delivering power and for a hopeful and victorious life through the power of the Holy Spirit.

IMPORTANT! I like to ask prayer for my brother-in-law, who will soon undergo a heart surgery. Mr. D.M.

IMPORTANT! Pray for the children and teenagers, especially those who are bullied at school. But also for the Christian children, that they will not take part in bullying, but stand up for them. And for courage to tell these children about the love of Jesus and will invite them to the children's service in their church. Mrs. J.P. & Mrs. M.H.

Pray for teachers and students of the Zoe Bijbel College in the Netherlands and the coming Bible Schools of the Johan Maasbach World Mission in different countries of the world in 2017. That the Bible lessons will guide them in making the right choices, and that many of them will be used by God to spread the Gospel in word and deed in their surroundings and country.

That I will come to Jesus with with all my fears and that He will heal me of all my insecurities. Pray also for open eyes and an open heart, so I may hear the voice of the Good Shepherd make the right decisions. Mrs. P.R.

For healing for aunt Joke, who suffers from sciatica (neuralgia). And for consolation and strength for the family v/d H. after the death of aunt Ria. Mrs. A.K.

Ask God for a spiritual encouragement and a financial breakthrough. Mr. P.

Mr. W. v/d W. has many bone fractures and is grateful that he has no pain, but he feels lonely. Pray that he will visit his church again rather than stay at home to watch the television broadcasts, so that he will meet new christen friends.

For a good night's sleep for Mrs. W.v.L. and a good relationship with her son. And for God's blessing for her brother's birthday soon.

USA: Pray for the elected president and designated cabinet members and advisors. Lay them in God's hands. Let us not fail to contend in prayer for this new administration when we are in a critical time of leadership. Ms. Vicky

My son made a mistake and has hired a lawyer to advocate for reduction of fines. Pray that everything will be fine. And for myself, for healing of the flu and a cough. Mrs. P.

For Mrs. G.B., for a good concentration and the ability to carry out her plans. Also for growth in her spirit and faith. That she will receive guidance herein from her church. She wants to be a blessing for her children, and that they will return to the Lord.

Pray for my son, that he will get his license. And that he will accept assistance from those who want to help him. Mrs. G.B.

G., the sister of Mrs. E.S., is mentally confused, and she thinks that she has tampered with her medication. She is addicted to weed. Pray for her conversion and liberation.

Pray for a breakthrough and healing, because I myself am a disabled entrepreneur who has to work hard for his existence. My wife has Parkinson's disease, a progressive disease that has caused severe damage, and therefore she is largely dependent on me (so I am also caregiver). Mr. K.F.

Mrs. R. asks prayer for the conversion of her ex and her sons. For the girlfriend of her son. And for healing of her eye problem.

Pray for the conversion and a breakthrough in the lives of my sisters, Gaby and Annet. And for God's power in my fatigue. Mrs. E.S.

PRAYER WORKS! Thank and praise the Lord for His provision. Pray for my new job at a Christian nursery. Mrs. A.K.

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No peace in Paris

No peace in Paris

Middle East conference more likely to be a powder keg
By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service (Writer’s Personal Opinion)
Main Temple Mount with Jewish flagPARIS, FRANCE (ANS – January 13, 2017) -- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not a problem that is going to disappear with a wave of a magic wand weaved by the world’s politicians. It’s an age-old dilemma that has spiritual roots, and a spiritual solution.
Representatives of 70 nations will descend on Paris on Sunday (January 15th) for a global conference to promote a “two-state solution” as the way to lasting peace in the Middle East. It’s a “peace” they plan to impose on Israel, who will not even be there!
And the fear among Jews is that whatever is agreed in France will be used as the basis for a UN Security Council resolution that would permanently divide Israel and create an Islamic Palestinian state.
Palestinian youth protest Jewish settlementsBut the nations are merely engaging in another distraction -- a denial of reality -- that does not begin to address the issue. Just three weeks ago the UN passed a resolution declaring that Israel is illegally “occupying” much of the land to which it is historically, and biblically, entitled -- including the Temple Mount, Western Wall and the Old City itself (every inch of east Jerusalem, in fact) which has been part of Judaism for thousands of years. And Britain, to its shame, voted for this!
In rewriting history and making a mockery of justice and fairness, the United Nations has become a sick joke as it brazenly continues to back the Palestinian narrative that would drive Israel into the sea. Their spokesmen have been quoted over and again saying that they only want such a state as a launch pad for ridding the region of Jews altogether.1
The response to the truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem which killed four Israeli Defence Force soldiers2 says it all. Arab Palestinians took to the streets and social media to celebrate and, in Gaza, the ruling Hamas terrorist group praised the attack as a “natural response to the Israeli occupier’s crimes”. People in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority-controlled “West Bank” were seen festively handing out sweets [candy] to mark the occasion.
According to the PA, the murder of Israeli youths is sanctioned by Islam! The official PA daily said the killer “died as a Shahid” (that is, a martyr for Allah). And the Authority will now reward the terrorist’s wife with a lifetime monthly allowance of £627 ($760 or 2,900 shekels). And this in a territory led by Mahmoud Abbas -- a so-called “moderate”.
Palestines in Gaza hand out sweets useNo, the problem is not the settlements, or Jewish communities, built on disputed land claimed by the Palestinians. The root of this enduring conflict is anti-Semitism, currently in the shape of Islamic fundamentalism. Actually, Israel is entitled under international law to Judea and Samaria (currently known as the West Bank) courtesy of the San Remo Conference of 1922 in the aftermath of World War I. In fact it was around this time that a “two-state solution” was first tried when, with the stroke of a pen, the British Government handed over a major portion of the territory originally earmarked for Israel to the Arabs -- the country now known as Jordan. So why is there a need for further division?
The Paris Conference, like the recent UN resolution, could well make things worse for Israel and render peace even less likely by encouraging terror groups to believe they have the backing of world powers.
This would be a profound tragedy, however, especially for the nations involved. There will undoubtedly be further battles for Israel, but in the end they hold the “trump” card -- and I am not referring to the incoming U.S. President.
Net and AbbasJesus, the Jewish Messiah, will return to his beloved land -- and the nations who scattered his people and divided up his land will be put on trial. But the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem will be restored. (See Joel 3.1f)
Jesus will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and will be king over the whole earth. (Zechariah 14.1-9)
Come, Lord Jesus!
Notes:
1) For this and other information in this article, I am indebted to David Soakell’s January 12 2017 newsletter, Watching Over Zion, produced weekly for Christian Friends of Israel, as well as to official PA TV, January 8 2017.
2) This included three young women aged 20-22, one of whom, Yael Yekutiel, was a Facebook friend of my CFI colleague David Soakell, who described the 20-year-old officer as “full of light and life” who “seemed to love everyone and everyone loved her.” David himself narrowly missed being a victim of a suicide bomb back in 2002.
Photo captions: 1). Temple Mount in Jerusalem with Israeli flag. 2) Palestinians from the West Bank protest near the Jewish Hallamish settlement. (AFP/File). 3) A young Palestinian hands out sweets (candy) in Gaza to celebrate the recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem. (Photo: Screenshot.) 4) Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas shake hands at a meeting, but still no sign of peace. 5) Charles Gardner with his wife, Linda.
Charles and Linda GardnerAbout the writer: Charles Gardner is a veteran Cape Town-born British journalist working on plans to launch a new UK national newspaper reporting and interpreting the news from a biblical perspective. With his South African forebears having had close links with the legendary devotional writer Andrew Murray, Charles is similarly determined to make an impact for Christ with his pen and has worked in the newspaper industry for more than 41 years. Part-Jewish, he is married to Linda, who takes the Christian message around many schools in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster. Charles has four children and nine grandchildren. He is the author of Peace in Jerusalem, available from http://olivepresspublisher.com, and can be reached by phone on +44 (0) 1302 832987, or by e-mail at chazgardner@btinternet.com .
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Banjar in Indonesia

Banjar in Indonesia
Although they are devout Muslims, the Banjar proudly trace their origins to a legendary Hindu kingdom, the Negara Dipa. In 1526, Banjar Prince Samudera accepted Islam and took the name of Sultan Suriansyah as a condition of receiving help from a Jawa army in overthrowing his uncle. The Banjar people do not look positively upon modern methods and technologies, nor do they mix much with other people groups. This isolation has limited the development of education, health care, sanitation, and water purification.
Ministry Obstacles
To follow Christ in this strongly Muslim people group is to risk losing so much that is important to a person, including friends, family, social status, and perhaps employment.
Outreach Ideas
Much prayer, coupled with ways to serve these people, is needed.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There may not be a single follower of Jesus among this large people group. Pray there will soon be many, that the Lord is even now preparing hearts to have faith to believe. Pray these new believers will become firmly established, not swayed by every wind of doctrine.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Banjar community will open up to outsiders, and will benefit by an improved standard of living. Pray for improved health care, clean water and good schools.
Scripture Focus
"Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen." Psalm 72:18-19

 

People Name: Banjar
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,177,000
World Population: 4,202,000
Language: Banjar
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

Doa Syafaat Abraham

Doa Syafaat Abraham - Kita Memerlukan Suatu "Keselamatan karena Kebangunan Doa"
Dalam Kejadian 18:23-33, Allah mengizinkan Abraham untuk memengaruhi keputusan-Nya dalam menghancurkan Sodom melalui permohonan Abraham. Itu adalah apa yang kita sebut sebagai doa syafaat. Banyak yang berpikir bahwa doa syafaat itu sia-sia karena Abraham tidak dapat menemukan sepuluh orang yang benar yang dinyatakannya kepada Tuhan. Namun, dalam Kejadian 19, lihatlah apa yang Alkitab katakan dalam ayat 27, "Dan Abraham bangun pagi-pagi ke tempat ia berdiri di hadapan TUHAN: 28) Dan, dia memandang ke arah Sodom dan Gomora serta ke seluruh tanah di dataran itu, dan melihat, dan, hei, asap dari negeri itu naik seperti asap dari tungku. 29) Dan terjadilah, ketika Allah menghancurkan kota dalam dataran itu, bahwa Allah mengingat kepada Abraham, dan mengeluarkan Lot dari tengah-tengah peleburan, ketika ia meleburkan kota di mana Lot berdiam."
Doa Abraham untuk Sodom dan Gomora
Allah benar-benar mengingat Abraham saat Ia memusnahkan Sodom, dan itulah sebabnya Tuhan menyelamatkan Lot. Lot diselamatkan karena doa syafaat Abraham.
Rasanya menyakitkan ketika orang yang Anda cintai membuat pilihan yang kemudian mengarahkan Anda untuk merasa perlu berdoa. Mari kita tidak melupakan Amsal 13:15b, "... jalan pengkhianat-pengkhianat mencelakakan mereka."
Saya akan meminta Anda untuk mempertimbangkan beberapa pemikiran tentang cara Allah berurusan dengan mereka yang kita pedulikan dan doakan.
1. Abraham merasa terbeban untuk salah satu orang yang dikasihinya.
2. Abraham memiliki sebuah tempat di mana ia secara teratur bertemu dengan Tuhan.
3. Allah mengizinkan kehendak-Nya untuk dipengaruhi oleh doa Abraham.
4. Ada orang-orang yang membutuhkan kita untuk berdoa bagi mereka.
"Manusia mungkin menghina permohonan kita, menolak pesan kita, menentang argumen kita, dan membenci orang-orang kita, tetapi mereka tak berdaya melawan doa-doa kita."
5. Tidak ada yang diluputkan karena mereka layak mendapatkannya. Itu selalu merupakan persoalan rahmat dan karunia.
6. Tidak semua orang yang kita doakan akan diluputkan.
Mereka yang menghadiri gereja di Kentucky menyaksikan seorang anak yang cerewet dan suka membuat kegaduhan sedang bergegas keluar, tersandang di bawah lengan ayahnya yang marah. Tidak ada satu pun dari begitu banyak jemaat yang mengangkat alisnya -- sampai anak itu menangkap perhatian semua orang karena tangisannya dalam aksen Selatan yang menawan, "Semuanya, berdoalah untuk saya sekarang!"
7. Di atas segalanya, kita harus berdoa agar kehendak Allah yang terjadi.
Seorang Kristen dengan nama Ivan berada di sebuah kamp penjara Soviet. Suatu hari, saat ia berdoa dengan mata tertutup, sesama tahanan melihat dia dan berkata dengan mengejek, "Doa tidak akan membantu Anda keluar dari sini lebih cepat." Sambil membuka matanya, Ivan menjawab, "Saya tidak berdoa untuk keluar dari penjara, tetapi untuk melakukan kehendak Allah."
8. Allah tidak sedang mengadili ketika kita berdoa.
9. Allah menghargai doa yang konsisten, yang didukung oleh kehidupan yang konsisten.
Dalam bukunya Why Prayers are Unanswered (Mengapa Doa Tidak Dijawab - Red.), John Lavender menceritakan kembali kisah tentang Norman Vincent Peale. Ketika Peale masih kecil, ia menemukan cerutu hitam besar, lalu ia menyelinap ke sebuah gang dan menghisapnya. Rasanya tidak enak, tetapi itu membuatnya merasa sangat dewasa ... sampai ia melihat ayahnya datang. Dengan cepat, ia meletakkan cerutu di belakang punggungnya dan mencoba untuk bersikap santai. Sambil berputus asa untuk mengalihkan perhatian ayahnya, Norman menunjuk sebuah papan iklan sirkus. "Bisakah aku pergi, Ayah? Aku mohon, mari kita pergi ketika mereka datang ke kota." Jawaban ayahnya mengajarkan Norman pelajaran yang tidak akan pernah dilupakannya. "Nak," ayahnya menjawab dengan tenang tetapi tegas, "jangan pernah membuat permohonan pada saat engkau sedang menyembunyikan kemaksiatan yang membara."
9. Allah tidak menunggu untuk menjawab sampai kita layak mendapatkannya.
10. Allah tidak menunggu sampai kita menemukan doa yang sempurna.
11. Ketika Allah menjawab, Dia melakukannya dengan cara dan waktu-Nya sendiri.
Berdoalah, tetapi dengan rasa syukur untuk jawaban Allah yang jauh lebih bijaksana daripada doa-doa Anda!
12. Kita membutuhkan seorang perantara untuk mewakili kita.
13. Jika Tuhan mendengarkan Abraham, terlebih lagi Dia akan mendengarkan Anak-Nya, yang selamanya menjadi perantara bagi kita.
Doa Syafaat
Biarkan saya mengakhiri tulisan ini dengan cerita tentang Hudson Taylor saat ia berusia 18 tahun. Ia berjalan ke perpustakaan ayahnya dan membaca sebuah traktat Injil. Dia tidak bisa melupakan pesan di dalamnya. Akhirnya, dengan berlutut, ia menerima Kristus sebagai Juru Selamatnya. Kemudian, ibunya, yang tadinya pergi, kembali ke rumah. Ketika Hudson mengatakan kabar baik itu, ibunya berkata, "Aku sudah tahu. Sepuluh hari yang lalu, pada tanggal di mana engkau mengatakan bahwa kau membaca traktat itu, aku menghabiskan seluruh sore itu di dalam doa untukmu sampai Tuhan meyakinkanku bahwa anak yang murtad telah bertobat."
Mari kita tidak pernah meremehkan kekuatan doa syafaat. (t/N. Risanti)
Diterjemahkan dari:
Nama situs : Pastor Hobbins' Blog
Alamat URL : http://pastorhobbins.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/abrahams-intercession-we-need-a-spare-because-of-prayer-revival/
Judul asli artikel : Abraham� Intercession �We Need A "Spare Because of Prayer Revival"
Penulis artikel : Steve Hobbins
Tanggal akses : 6 Mei 2014
 

Rawat in India

Rawat in India
The term Rawat signifies a prince; it is a title borne by the relatives of a king. Traditionally, the Rawat are a landowning community engaged in cultivation. Their attitude towards education, medical and family welfare programs is favorable. Their family deity is Ashapridebi. Village level and regional level deities are Bherujee and Matajee.
Ministry Obstacles
The Hindu Rawat have little concept of a personal, creator God who loves them personally.
Outreach Ideas
Stories from Scripture, combined with Gospel films and recordings, can be used effectively.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the followers of Christ that will someday emerge from the Rawat community, that the Lord will provide qualified pastors and teachers for them, and that they will be well established in the faith.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Rawat community to increasingly be aware of their need for forgiveness of sin, and that the creator God loves them.
Scripture Focus
"And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations." Mark 13:10

 

People Name: Rawat
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 694,000
World Population: 694,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: