Ahar of Nepal

Population: 2,000

Primary Language: Awadhi

Primary Religion: Hinduism (100.00%)

Status of Gospel: Unreached and Unengaged; No evangelicals (0.00%) and none who identify as Christians (0.00%); no active church planting movement

Profile: Ahar is a sub-caste of the dominant shudra caste in India. Ahar are usually the people who own most of the land in the areas where they live. Ahar don’t take up menial work as a vocation and are thus ranked above the other shudras in the ritual caste hierarchy. Marriage of people in this community is restricted to other shudra subcastes. Ahar consider themselves to be Brahmin but real Brahmins do not like to mingle with them. They are Hindu by faith and worship Narsingdeo, their family deity and Ganwat, their village deity.

Prayer Points:

  • There may be absolutely no one within the Ahar community who knows Christ as Savior, at the present time. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself.
  • Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
  • Pray for Scripture materials in both printed and recorded form, as well as for other materials to help them become firmly established in the faith.