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LTW Prayer Calendar / October 27 / Telugu Muslim
Population: 7,000,000
Hub: Sri Lanka
Religion: Islam
% Christian: 0.00%
Resources: NT, JF
Engaged: No
Workers Needed: 140
Description: The Telugu Muslims are a cluster of peoples which speak Telugu as their mother tongue and who converted from Hinduism to Islam around 800 years ago. They live primarily in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, with concentrations on the coast and the city of Hyderabad.

Prayer Points:
• Generally speaking, Telugu speaking Muslims are from lower castes, and are thus economically disadvantaged. One group, the Dudekula, are considered unclean by other Telugu Muslims, and are forbidden to intermarry with other Muslims. Pray that God would break through the prejudice and injustice among the Telugu Muslims through the power of the gospel.
• There is no long term work among the Telugu Muslims and yet there are over 1 million evangelicals in the state of Andhra Pradesh where they live. Pray for a spiritual awakening among Andhra Christians that will lead to localized church-planting efforts among the Telugu Muslims.
• Little research has been done on the Telugu Muslims and therefore they are not on the radar of most mission organizations. Pray for survey teams to be raised up that will bring greater awareness about this group and their needs.

A Prayer: Heavenly Father, awaken your church to the spiritual needs of the Telugu Muslims. Bring your lasting hope and peace to their land.
Each year 63,000 Telugu Muslims die without Christ.

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