Hindu unreached people groups live in India and Nepal.
Of the over 6,000 unreached people groups worldwide, 2,500 live in India.
A different language is spoken every 100 kilometers (62 miles) in India.
Note; there is enough material in Jonah to span several studies. However this is an overview of the entire book in one study. It’s a case study in which God calls a person to bring the story of redemption to another people group. Read the entire chapter and then focus on the specific verses.
Read 1: 1-3
Have we become “Joppa Christians?” What excuses do Christians give to “escape” the call to spreading the gospel among unreached Hindu peoples?
Read 2: 12
Do we need to offer God a similar prayer of confession? Explain.
What would it look like to see first hand unreached Hindus demonstrate genuine faith with widespread repentance?
Who might be those we would be most reluctant to see respond to the gospel?
“How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Romans 10:15
There are 6 million Badhai people and no known believers among them.
To put this into perspective that would be as if there were no Christians living in the cities of Pheonix, San Antonio and San Diego. Additionally, there would be no one close by who spoke the language of those cities. A Hindu City of 6 million is small by Asian standards. There are dozens of unreached people groups in India numbering in the tens of millions. Many number 30 to 60 million each. Of the 6,000 plus unreached people groups worldwide, 2,500 of them are in India. Overwhelmed yet? How can we can effectively engage this enormous issue. Source; Joshua Project
In the Christian world, there are 2,100 full time workers for every million people. In the unreached world, there are SIX foreign missionaries for every million people.
Why is this so? How does this one fact alone impact our hope that God should continue to bless the US?
One way to reach these remaining groups is to send local Asian evangelists. This is Bishnu, he has beautiful feet. He lives in the Himalayas. He preaches, teaches and disciples….He preaches the language perfectly. He understands Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism.
National workers already understand culture, speak native languages, and have adapted to climate and diet. These are the often the hardest things for an American workers to do. Does supporting a national worker change your perspective on bringing the gospel to unreached Hindus? Explain.
Unlike the POD on Nations, where one book was recommended for the whole group to read, there are several books recommend for this POD. Your group can pick the same book or agree to read different books. Quotations for each week’s discussions will be lifted from the recommended list below.
How amazing it was to think that Jesus was alive. No wonder the missionaries came from halfway across the world to tell the people of India about their God. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2012-06-25). Sundar Singh: Footprints Over the Mountains (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 269-270). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2012-06-25). Sundar Singh: Footprints Over the Mountains (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 268-269). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Describe why the resurrection should influence us to be involved in bringing the gospel to unreached Hindus?
Read Global Starting Point 10
Support Others or Go Yourself.
Each week you’ll be presented wth the opportunity to be a part of bringing the gospel to unreached Hindus through a different mission agencies. Explore them on your own to discover if you’re called to Support Others or Go Yourself.