About this Project
The Pahari people are devout Hindus living in the mountains of northern India in the state of Himachal Pradesh, a place where many visitors come to seek enlightenment. This region is a deeply devoted Hindu state with over 95 percent of the population claiming the Hindu faith. Because Himachal Pradesh is predominately high caste, it remains a challenge to penetrate. Many low-caste individuals have become Christian, but the caste system creates a barrier for them to reach the high-caste.
There are roughly 6 million people in the state of Himachal Pradesh, and only about 0.09 percent are Christian. The goal of the Pahari project is to change that through church planting and evangelism. Our missionaries will devote themselves to this task among these influential high-caste people, so those who come to seek light might find it in Jesus. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will pave the way in this highly resistant area.
“If followers of Christ were awake to duty, there would be thousands where there is one-today, proclaiming the gospel in heathen lands. And all who could not personally engage in the work, would yet sustain it with their means, their sympathy, and their prayers” (Steps to Christ p. 81).
Is God moving your heart toward this people? Consider joining the Pahari prayer and support team, and help bring Christ to them today.
- Population: 7 million
- Trade Language: Hindi
- Religion: Hindu