Koli of India
There is historical evidence to show the rise of Koli chieftains from the fifteenth century onwards, who succeeded in establishing a considerable number of small kingdoms all over Gujarat by the eighteenth century. The traditional and primary occupations of the Koli are fishing, agriculture and masonry. The Koli profess Hinduism and believe in spirits and ghosts. Gomti Mata and Holi Mata are their village and community deities.
Spiritual darkness must be pierced by the light of the Gospel of Christ. There is always opposition.
Christian workers should pray persistently for the Koli community, accompanied by acts of service.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for those who know and follow Jesus among the Koli community, that they will hunger and thirst for personal righteousness, and will be zealous to know and serve the Lord in holiness.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Koli community will be able to send their children to school, making schooling a priority. Pray they will be able to find employment, as well.
"Therefore I will praise You among the nations, O Lord; I will sing praises to Your Name." Psalm 18:49
Joshua Project is a research initiative of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ. It gathers, integrates and shares people group information to encourage pioneer church-planting movements among every ethnic group and to facilitate effective coordination of mission agency efforts.