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LTW Prayer Calendar / August 23 / Gurung
Population: 814,000
Hub: Nepal
Religion: Buddhism
% Christian: 0.00%
Resources: NT
Engaged: Yes
Workers Needed: 14
Description: The Gurung are a minority people group in Nepal who are culturally and linguistically relate to the Tibetans. Due to the influence of the majority Nepalese, the Gurung are gradually losing their language and culture, and young people are adopting the Nepali language and even Hinduism over their traditional Buddhism.

Prayer Points:
• The Gurung have had little response to the gospel in the past, however, church-planting work among them has increased and there is a sense that a new interest in the gospel is taking place. Pray that this new season of openness might be stewarded well by the Nepalese church.
• The Gurung homeland is in the mountain valleys of Central Nepal, where most work as subsistence farmers. As a result of extreme poverty many have migrated to the lower plains of Nepal. Pray that these migrants might encounter a welcoming spirit among Nepali believers.
• In the past Gurung believers have been severely persecuted in Gurung villages. Pray that the new generation of believers coming to faith might stand firm and be able to remain in their communities.

A Prayer: Heavenly Father, we rejoice that the day of salvation has come for the Gurung. May their valleys and mountains resound with your praise!
Each year 7,000 Gurung die without Christ.

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