South Asian Unengaged Peoples

The Kummara, Kummari number about 298,000 and consist of a segment of Telugu speakers living in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, along the borders of Andhra Pradesh, and they suffix the titles “Chettiar” and “Naidu” to their names. The women wear white saris with red trim on their marriage day, and the men wear a white “dhoti” (loincloth), shawl, and turban. They are potters by trade, and both the men and women work in that trade, with the men using the wheel and the women making stoves and lamps by hand and helping their husbands dry the earthenware and applying red paint to it. Pray that these people will hear and understand Isaiah’s words: “But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8 ESV). Ask that these Hindu people will understand that the Father loved them enough to send His only Son, Jesus, to earth to walk among people, be crucified, die, be buried, then come back again to life so that, for those who believe, His death would make a way to restore man’s relationship with God.