Pahari

  • Pre-Entry
  • Pre-Evangelism
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Phase-Out
  • Completed

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.

People-Group Stats

  • Population: 7 million
  • Trade Language: Hindi
  • Religion: Hindu

Frontier Stories

Be Like Hermy

I learned to accept that I am visibly flawed. … But allowing myself to be changed while on public display showed off God’s re-creativity.

By: Dayita Sharma
April 01 2012, 11:41 am | Comments 0

Kullu Pahari Team

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.

By: Dale Goodson, Kullu Pahari Field Director
April 01 2012, 6:07 am | Comments 0

Inspiration

Praise God for the people He brings into our lives.

By: Sukhi Singh
March 01 2012, 5:07 am | Comments 0

How to Make Indian Curd

Making curd is a great metaphor for our role among the unreached. First, raising the milk’s temperature prepares it for change.

By:
February 01 2012, 11:32 am | Comments 0

Daily Life and Spiritual Life

Doesn‘’t everybody have to integrate their work and spiritual lives?

By: Sukhi Singh
February 01 2012, 5:07 am | Comments 0

Puzzle Pieces

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.

By: Dayita Sharma
January 01 2012, 6:10 am | Comments 0

Communion

I feel prompted to read Psalm five. God promises to be my defender.

By: Anandini Singh
January 01 2012, 5:07 am | Comments 0

Back to top