January 2014: Pray for the unreached in Janakpur (Nepal)

Scripture of the month: So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built upuntil we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature,attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV)
 
janakpur nepalThis month we like to pray for the Yadav and other unreached people groups in Janakpur, one of the provinces in South Nepal.

 
The total population of Janakpur is close to 3,5 million people and exists out of 161 people groups and counts only 11,000 believers.
 
Almost 4 hundred thousand (4,00,000) Yadav people live in this province and that makes the Yadav the largest people group of the province.
 
With not more than 200 Christian Yadav people in this province they are not only the largest but also the most unreached people group of Janakpur. (Only 0,0005% believers in Jesus Christ!!!!) I pray that this fact will break your heart and that God will use your broken heart and your wholehearted prayers to bring a multiplication of His presence in this place!
 
The primary language of the Yadav in this province is Maithili and the second language will be Nepali.
 
Other people groups in Janakpur are:
  • Chhetri (250,000)
  • Tamang (249,000)
  • Brahman Mailthili speaking (219,000)
  • Brahman Hill, Nepali speaking (197,000)
  • Magar (194,000)
  • Shaikh (139,000)
  • Newah (133,000)
  • Koiri (114,000)
  • Teli (111,000)
 
(Info taken from Joshuaproject,net)
 
Friends, all people groups in this province are still in need of the Gospel. The Tamang are the most reached people group in this province but counts not more than 5,500 believers out of a population of 250,000. This means there is a Christian percentage of 0,022% only!
 
Did you ever pray for this province and its people?
 
I’m sure Jesus would pray with tears! What about you and me?
 
Let’s pray for:
  • Janakpur and its people.
  • All 161 people groups to be reach and transformed by the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ!
  • The few believers to be not only believer and church goers but disciples and missionaries!
  • An understanding and release of the five fold ministry. (see scripture of the month)