Sonar (goldsmiths) of India

Sonar, Hindu in India

The name of the community is derived from the word sona meaning gold, and the people who work with gold are called Sunar or Sonar. Traditionally they are goldsmiths, but with the availability of better educational facilities the Sonar have become inclined towards education. They claim their social status next to that of the Brahmin. Divorce and remarriage are allowed.

Ministry Obstacles
A Sonar follower of Christ may lose his place in society, and be ostracized. This is especially an issue for high caste individuals.

Outreach Ideas
Sustained and focused prayer is needed, as well as workers who can relate to high caste groups.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any Christian believers among the Sonar, but pray for the ones that will soon be a part of this community. Pray they be well instructed in the faith, and will grow in maturity and in numbers. Pray they live holy lives.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Sonar community to be humble enough to acknowledge their need for forgiveness of sin, and that they understand the provision for forgiveness that God has provided.

Scripture Focus
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

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