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LTW Prayer Calendar / September 19 / Bedar
Population: 2,280,000
Hub: India
Religion: Hinduism
% Christian: 0.00%
Resources: NT, JF
Engaged: No
Workers Needed: 45
Description: The Bedar, also known as the Ramashi, are a Hindu people group whose traditional occupation was that of soldiers and police. They live primarily in Karnataka and speak a language that blends Kannada and Marathi. They have at least 105 clans and subdivisions among them.

Prayer Points:
• The Bedars are followers of the Lingayat sect of Hinduism which rejects caste and beliefs such as reincarnation and karma. Pray that this rejection of false ideology and search for truth might find its completion in Jesus Christ.
• Many Bedar continue their traditional occupation, serving as village guards. Pray that these trusted and influential civil servants might be transformed by the gospel and that their testimony might have an impact throughout Karnataka.
• There are no known workers among the Bedar and because of their high caste status as Kshtriyas, it is difficult for local Christians in Karnataka to reach them. Pray for an effective missionary witness to be raised up among them and for open doors to proclaim the gospel.

A Prayer: Heavenly Father, the day will soon come when the Bedars are filled with worshippers of your son Jesus! May the way be prepared for your glory to be manifest in their midst.
Each year 21,000 Bedar die without Christ.

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