And they sang a new song:
”You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
and with your blood you purchased men for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation. Revelation 5:9
The Yadav, today more than 60 million people… comparable to the states of New York and California together!! The Yadav people statistically measure 99.98% Hindu and 0.02% Christian. Harvest in plentiful, workers are few… let's pray!
I’m not sure about you, but it seems incomprehensible to have such a large people group in 2010 without any type of measurable gospel witness?!! It can make one confused, saddened yet optimistic all at the same time.
- Confused because of all the advancements in technology, transportation and time (2,000 years from the assignment!) and we still haven’t made a dent. Then I think of how crafty our enemy is and how HIS PLANS have been successful.
2 Cor. 4:3-4: “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
- Saddened because I know that tens of thousands of Yadav are going into eternity each day. While we are not their judge, I do know the Word of the Lord to be true. For that reason my heart is deeply burdened for those who have not responded to the Good News.
1 John 5:12: “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
- Optimistic, even though the enemy has had all of the success with these dear ones over the past hundreds of years. I know that the Body of Christ will rise up and take its proper place among the Yadav. That the glory of the Lord will become known!!!
Tools like Internet and videos are the modern ways to communicate nowadays. This month the team of Create International has been filming in Patna and Purnea area for the new Yadav People group movie. Now they start editing the movie.
This video wil be helpfull to create awareness and to motivate people to know more about the Yadav and how to reach and help them. It is made possible by your prayers and contributions. Not all funds has come in yet.
We can be optimistic because we are already seeing God do a great work among the Yadav!! Just recently we received testimony that a large group had been baptized by our national partners who are distributing the Treasure. They are seeing these formerly Hindu’s embrace the gospel message in its audio form. Many of them live very simple lives, in rural settings with little educational opportunity. Therefore the Treasure in their native tongue of Hindi has been an extremely effective tool!!
Note the Treasure is a field-tested solid-state digital audio Bible. ( see info about Treasure and prayer info text above)
Please be in prayer for the Yadav:
- For projects like the Treasure. Presenting His living word in their own language.
- For the team of http://www.createindia.net/ for inspiration to make a Crafted presention.
- For wisdom and guidance for leaders who are working with or for young people.
God bless you,