The Hindu people of Nepal worship the god Shiva. They consider Shiva the guardian of their mountains and give many sacrifices to please Shiva. Missionaries are beginning to work among them but still 99% of them do not know Jesus.
The Brahmin people of India are an important part of Hindu beliefs. They are the priests and spiritual leaders of the Hindu people. In recent years they have been questioning the value of their beliefs and are starting to seek truth.
The Santali people of Bhutan have combined Hindu beliefs with some tribal ideas. They worship Hindu gods along with the god of the sun. The Santali people who hear the gospel are quick to believe it.
about the Women of India
WHERE THEY LIVE
The country of India is large and crowded. There are 1.3 billion people living in India and over 2 million of those people are infected with HIV. Many women have lost husbands to HIV and are infected themselves.
WHAT THEY NEED
The HIV positive women of India need to hear the good news that they are loved by God. They need people who are willing to give them opportunities to work and provide for themselves and their children. They also need medicines and healthcare.
HOW THEY LIVE
Because of their infection, HIV positive women live hard lives. It is very difficult for them to find jobs, receive any medical help, or even make friends.
HOW TO PRAY
Pray that the women of India who are affected with HIV will encounter a God who makes everything clean. Pray for people who can employ them. Pray for friendships to grow between them and missionaries. Pray for medical care to be provided in the name of Jesus.
WHAT THEY BELIEVE
In India, people believe in a caste system. This means that a person is born into a certain level of the society and has to remain within that “caste.” They believe that a person’s status, well being, and misfortune is the result of their karma.
WHAT TO GIVE
$13 provides a one week supply of medicine for one HIV positive woman. Every dollar raised will also get matched by Sonlight and goes towards sending more missionaries to the field. Please consider how many weeks of medicine you may be able to help fund.
Sonlight and an anonymous donor have committed to match every dollar raised throughout this campaign up to $125,000! That means that for the next five weeks, your donations will be tripled. Your giving goes straight to help the people groups you’ve been learning about, and Sonlight’s matching gift goes toward ongoing missions work throughout the world.