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 to reaching high caste.
There are roughly six 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 these people? Consider joining the Pahari prayer and support team, and help bring Christ to them today.
- Population: 7 million
- Trade Language: Hindi
- Religion: Hindu
I learned to accept that I am visibly flawed. … But allowing myself to be changed while on public display showed off Gods re-creativity.
April 01 2012, 11:41 am | Comments 0
Women‘s ministry groups should find this a particularly rewarding venture, and Anandini would be delighted to send you exciting ministry reports and share valuable lessons she learns along the way.
Dale Goodson, Kullu Pahari Field Director
April 01 2012, 6:07 am | Comments 0
Making curd is a great metaphor for our role among the unreached. First, raising the milks temperature prepares it for change.
February 01 2012, 11:32 am | Comments 0
Doesn‘t everybody have to integrate their work and spiritual lives?
February 01 2012, 5:07 am | Comments 0
Learning about culture is a lot like a puzzle building. Gathering pieces and fitting them together, the goal is to end up with a complete picture of the culture.
January 01 2012, 6:10 am | Comments 0
I feel prompted to read Psalm five. God promises to be my defender.
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