Bhojpuri of South Asia

(bohj-POOR-ee) – In the Bhojpuri belt, most believers are first-generation followers of Jesus. Since most didn’t grow up in Christian homes, they often don’t distinguish between what is right according to the culture versus what is right according to God’s Word. Some mature believers who have developed relationships with some newer believers are able to walk alongside them as they grow in their roles as spouses and as parents. In the past few months, these mature believers have had the opportunity to lead several marriage and family conferences for pastors and their wives. The impact of these conferences is far-reaching as leaders bring back what they’ve learned and teach it among their networks. Please pray for healthy marriages in the Christian community, and ask that believers will be able to understand and put into practice what it means to be a good, godly husband or wife. Also pray that parents will be able to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6 ESV), leaving a lasting, Christlike-impact for generations to come.